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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Barrow dad jailed after pregnant teen partner attack

A BARROW father was given an 18-week prison sentence after assaulting his pregnant partner.

Scott Webb appeared at Furness Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to charges of assault and possession of cannabis.

The 23-year-old, of Low White Close, Barrow, injured his girlfriend by dragging her back into her house after she tried to leave after an argument on Tuesday.

Amy Dixon, 19, the heavily pregnant partner of Webb, walked out of her Barrow home following an argument about her ex-boyfriend.

Webb, after bringing up Miss Dixon’s ex, became aggressive and accused her of cheating, the court heard.

She attempted to leave, knowing Webb would wind himself up over the subject, but he followed her and dragged her back towards the house.

Grabbing her by both arms, Webb pulled her back towards the building, telling her to be quiet.

Miss Dixon, resisting, put out her elbows when they were at the front door, causing cuts to her arms.

Police arrived to the scene following an anonymous call.

After searching Webb, officers found him to be in possession of a cannabis joint and made an arrest.

Mrs Lisa Hine, prosecuting, told magistrates Webb had appeared in court before over assaults on Miss Dixon.

A restraining order was requested by Miss Dixon, preventing Webb from going near her home.

Mr Andrew Gibson, defending, said Webb accepted the idea of a restraining order.

He explained the pair, who also have a two-year-old child together, have lived in separate houses despite their long-term relationship as they found it worked for them.

What the couple both want, Mr Gibson said, is for Webb to get the help he requires with his anger problems.

Magistrates gave Webb a restraining order with the conditions he does not attend Miss Dixon’s address or make any direct contact with her.

Chairman of the bench, Alison Spurgeon-Dixon, said: “The victim was not only a vulnerable person, but you also made a breach of the trust in your relationship.”

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