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Sutton man spared jail for attacking girlfriend and mother
2:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013 in News
A 21-year-old Sutton man has escaped an immediate prison sentence from Skipton magistrates for attacking his former girlfriend and her mother.
Kane Booker was sentenced to 26 weeks for the assault causing actual bodily harm on Anne Neville, the mother of his former girlfriend, and 12 weeks for the assault by beating of Kennedy Brumfitt.
The sentences will run at the same time, suspended for a year.
Booker, of Spinningfields in Sutton, will also be supervised for a year, have a three-month weekend curfew and will have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
He has also been ordered to stay away from the women for two years after the court agreed to a restraining order, and to pay each of them £260 compensation.
The court heard Booker dislocated Ms Neville’s finger, causing her to faint with pain, and had blackened daughter Kennedy’s eye during a row regarding a set of keys in the car park of Greenroyd Mills in Sutton.
Booker, who had denied the two charges, was found guilty after a trial last month.
Before sentencing him, the court heard Booker had been in a relationship with Miss Brumfitt at the time and they lived in separate apartments at the Greenroyd Mill complex.
Booker took the keys to Miss Brumfitt’s flat and refused to return them, punching her in the face.
When her mother intervened, he bit her wrist and pulled her hand through a steel fence, bending her finger to the point of dislocation.
The court heard Booker had worked at the same place as his former girlfriend and had since lost his job. He was unemployed, but looking for work.
In mitigation, Keith Blackwell said Booker had suffered a body blow and was now tasked with picking up the threads of his life.