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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Barrow man jailed for assaulting his own grandmother

A BARROW thug who went to see his grandma and asked her for money ended up causing her to fall and bang her head.

Liam Wookey admitted assault when he appeared at Preston Crown Court and was given a four-month jail term.

The 24-year-old, of Longway, Barrow, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to assaulting Sheila Wookey.

He had been due to face a trial in a couple of weeks’ time, accused of robbing her, but his plea to common assault was accepted by the prosecution.

Mr Keith Harrison, prosecuting, said that on August 27 last year, the defendant took a taxi to Cumrbia Embroidery in Barrow where his grandma worked.

He asked her for money. Her recollection was that she had her purse on a strap around her neck.

Wookey pulled it and she fell over, banging her head and sustaining a cut above her eye.

He apologised when arrested and went on to say in interview he had not intended to hurt her.

The prosecution said it seemed they had since been reconciled. Mrs Wookey had supported a bail application for him and had apparently forgiven him.

Wookey had no offences of assault on his record.

Miss Kimberley Obrusik, defending, said that as soon as the incident happened he immediately apologised and helped his grandma to her feet.

“He is very close to her and was shocked at what happened. He is extremely remorseful for what he has done.”

The defendant had spent five months and seven days in custody. That was the equivalent of a 10-month sentence and the maximum for the offence was six months, said Miss Obrusik.

Judge Anthony Russell QC told Wookey: “Assaulting your grandmother was a very despicable act on your part. It is a bad case of common assault.”

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disgrace , what a horrible person

Posted by bob on 21 February 2014 at 21:05

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