Man, 21, spared jail after attacking former girlfriend and her mother

Craven Herald: The defendant was sentenced at Skipton Magistrates' Court The defendant was sentenced at Skipton Magistrates' Court

A 21-year-old 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 and will be suspended for a year.

Booker, of Spinningfields, Sutton-in-Craven, 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 both women for two years after the court agreed to a restraining order and to pay each of them £260 compensation.

The court heard that Booker dislocated Ms Neville’s finger causing her to faint with pain and had blackened daughter Kennedy’s eye during a row over a set of keys in the car park of Greenroyd Mills, Sutton-in-Craven.

Booker, who had denied the two charges, was found guilty after a trial last month.

Before sentencing him, the court heard that Booker had been in a relationship with Miss Brumfitt at the time and both had lived in separate apartments at the Greenroyd Mill complex.

Booker had taken the keys to Brumfitt’s flat but had refused to return them, punching her in the face and 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 that Booker had worked at the same place as his former girlfriend and had since lost his job. He was currently 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. But he was a good worker and would attempt to get a job.


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