Walney man pinned ex to the floor
Last updated at 16:59, Friday, 09 November 2012
HAVING stormed into her home, a man pushed his former partner to the ground and pinned her friend to the floor using a dining room chair.
The following month David Blagburn damaged his ex’s car after flying into another angry rage.
The 42-year-old, of Vicarage Mount, Walney, appeared at Furness Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, and pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and one of criminal damage.
The assaults happened on September 9 when Brian Williams was visiting Blagburn’s ex, Angela Henderson, at her Barrow home.
Ms Judith Knott, prosecuting, told the court Blagburn turned up at around 1.30pm and came into the dining room “apparently angry”.
When Ms Henderson stood up, he pushed her out of the way, knocking over a chair she was sitting on and causing her to stumble back, falling onto a radiator.
He then shouted at Mr Williams, accusing him of taking money from Ms Henderson’s purse, before running over and pushing him.
When his victim fell to the floor, Blagburn used a dining room chair to stop him moving.
He had to be dragged off by his former partner, pushed out of the room and locked out of the house.
The second incident, on October 21, happened when Blagburn went round to Ms Henderson’s house and found a friend of his visiting her.
She would not let him in, but then heard a loud bang, which turned out to be her ex-partner hitting her car.
In police interview, Blagburn said Ms Henderson was his fiancee, and he had gone to the house and found Mr Williams there, drunk.
He said his partner had told him on a previous occasion that Mr Williams was stealing money.
Ms Knott said: “He admitted he’d pushed Ms Henderon, but hadn’t realised she’d hit the radiator.
“He admitted pinning Mr Williams down with the chair.”
Of the second incident, Ms Knott said, Blagburn claimed he had become angry because he thought Ms Henderson, who he still loved, was with his friend.
Blagburn, who represented himself in court, claimed the car he damaged was mainly paid for, and therefore owned, by him.
He also disputed the damage value of £773.
He was given a 12-month community order, including 120 hours of unpaid work.
Blagburn was also ordered to pay £150 compensation to Ms Henderson, £125 to Mr Williams and £85 costs.
First published at 10:30, Friday, 09 November 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
‘Grassland pioneers’ to be attracted by Walney dunes work
- ‘Grassland pioneers’ to be attracted by Walney dunes work
- Walney seagull enjoys Moroccan holiday (2 comments)
- Antlers found on Walney beach could be up to 20,000 years old - expert (3 comments)
- Tributes to Walney pensioner (2 comments)
- Barrow mum took £19k dream wedding cash from daughter (8 comments)
- ‘Bronze age’ stag’s head is a find for former Walney pub landlord
- Barrow police still investigating rape allegation
- Making others happy always comes first for selfless Barrow boy
- Barrow summer ice show (2 comments)
- Barrow Police appeal after horses set loose on Walney
- ‘Son would be dead if we’d stuck with FGH’ - Barrow mum (13 comments)
- Lifesaving volunteer team put forward for community award
- Hopes high that road will stop erosion splitting Walney in two (4 comments)
- Permission granted for Walney windfarm development (7 comments)
- Beached buoy removed from Walney (4 comments)
- Large buoy washed up on Walney
- Delight as work starts on Walney sea defence (1 comment)
- Barrow OAP claims pavement remains a trip hazard (3 comments)
- Staffie muzzle order after fatal Barrow dog attack (26 comments)
- Steps taken in bid to boost Barrow school in special measures
- Walney Island’s much-loved wildlife haven is set for a spruce-up
- Islands could be built in Morecambe Bay as part of Barrow to Heysham tunnel project (5 comments)
- Cumbria suicide dad left cash for loved ones
- Barrow Police hunt Walney chocolate thief
- Barrow Police and coastguard respond to incident near Walney Airfield