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Man sentenced for assault on girlfriend
3:21pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
A 22-year-old Skipton man has been ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work for assaulting his girlfriend during a night out.
Mark Tetley was in breach of a conditional discharge for two earlier assaults when his sister saw him assault girlfriend Emma Barrett out of her town centre window, Skipton magistrates heard.
Sharon Tetley heard what she believed to be her brother shouting in the road outside her window at 11.10pm on November 1. She looked out and saw Tetley grab Miss Barrett around the neck and shake her, said Caroline Midgley, prosecuting.
Miss Barrett was screaming and Tetley shoved her into the road, said Mrs Midgley.
Concerned for her safety, Sharon Tetley called Miss Barrett to learn she was at Tesco supermarket with security staff, waiting for the police to arrive.
Mrs Midgley added that Miss Barrett had not wanted to proceed with the case or provide evidence against her partner.
Tetley, of Belle Vue Terrace, Broughton Road, admitted assault by beating and committing an offence while on a conditional discharge.
In mitigation, John Mewies said the couple were reconciled and Miss Barrett had been in court to support her partner.
Tetley was given a 12-month community order with supervision and 200 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victims surcharge.