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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Cumbrian man jailed for attack on woman

A man has been jailed after admitting assaulting a woman while serving a suspended sentence.

Shane Walker, 23, was jailed for 17 months after he admitted actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how Walker lost his temper during an argument with the woman in her living room in Wigton.

Gerard Rogerson, prosecuting, told the court Walker struck her on the face and kicked out.

His Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which had become excited during the incident, then bit the woman.

She then told Walker to leave her property and take his dog. This took place on August 9.

Three days later the woman was at another house and Walker had kicked a door from its hinges trying to get in to talk to her.

At Carlisle Crown Court, David Birrell, defending, said the pair were now reconciled. He also presented presiding judge Peter Hughes with a letter Walker, of Cross Lane, Wigton, had written in court that day.

“Your honour will have read better letters, I am sure,” he added.

On July 17 this year Walker was given a 12-month jail term, suspended for two years, for attacking another man with a bottle.

Mr Hughes said: “You have a big problem. That is a temper that you must learn to control.”

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