Violent ex-partner let himself into flat

Wesleigh Weatherilt has been jailed for nine months
Wesleigh Weatherilt has been jailed for nine months
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A violent man has been jailed after letting himself into a flat and assaulting two people inside - despite being banned from the property.

Wesleigh Weatherilt, 24, had been released on bail for offences against his partner just 10 days before he let himself in and began fighting with a man who asked him to leave.

You stated bail conditions were a waste of time

Preston Crown Court heard Weatherlit’s ex-partner, who The Gazette is not naming, had been out to the Mardi Gras in the resort with two others on February 12.

Earlier in the evening they had seen Weatherilt - who served a 10 week prison sentence for theft, battery and criminal damage against the ex-partner, last year.

The police were called and Weatherilt left the area but later in the evening, when the three revellers returned to his ex-partner’s flat in Reads Avenue, Weatherilt let himself in using the key he had when he lived there.

As he was asked to leave, Weatherilt pushed him over a chair and a fight broke out between the two men.

Weatherilt spat at his victim on his way out of the building and later pleaded guilty to affray and two counts of common assault.

The court heard he has alcohol problems but has voluntarily undertaken a detox program while in prison on remand.

Recorder John Corless, sentencing, said: “You entered a flat which you had no right to be at and you thereby brought about an affray.

“You had been given a restraining order and you had committed offences of battery against Mr Winstanley.

“You were on bail for these matters when you committed these offences.

“I have read your pre-sentence report.

“You stated that bail conditions were a waste of time and were imposed for a petty argument, and that (his victim) could not be scared because you had been in contact to Facebook.

“You stated you weren’t going to listen to any judge and you would break them again.”

He jailed Weatherilt, now of Manley Road, Manchester, for nine months.