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Man Given Suspended Sentence

Monday December 23 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


VIOLENCE flared up when a drunk and drug befuddled guest was found in bed with his girlfriend's sister.

Anthony Lee Newton, 25, got into bed with Whitney Collins by mistake, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

His girlfriend, Shelby Caulfield, found them and hit Newton.

Philip Howard, defending, said Newton was forced out of the house and Ms Caulfield was in the back of a taxi.

There was a further argument and Newton punched her on the nose.

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said there was blood everywhere after the attack in the taxi.

District Judge John Foster accused Newton of 'thuggish behaviour' and told him to get help with his drinking.

He said: "You need to do something about your drinking now. You were on the lash and taking drugs. Your girlfriend had a reason to be angry with you but you couldn't see that."

Newton, of South Road, Dodworth, was given a 16-week jail sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to undergo six months of alcohol treatment.

Unusually, Mr Foster asked Ms Caulfield, who was sitting at the back of the court, how much compensation she wanted Newton to pay her.

Ms Caulfield said she didn't want a penny as she had forgiven Newton.

Newton, who admitted assault, was also ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work, to pay £250 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by janet on Monday December 23 2013 at 14:04
Forgive and forget...till the next time!

Reply Posted by craig on Monday December 23 2013 at 14:12
By accident you say ... mmmmm :-)

Reply Posted by haha on Monday December 23 2013 at 14:33
Another example of Jeremy Kyle's contestants wasting police time and tax payers money!!!

Reply Posted by bob on Monday December 23 2013 at 14:46
A judge used the phrase " been on the lash"

Reply Posted by carl on Monday December 23 2013 at 14:53
Contestants? Since when was The Jeremy Kyle show a gameshow?

Reply Posted by Jim on Monday December 23 2013 at 15:03
Jeremy Kyle show has always been a game show....It's a race to the bottom of morality!

Reply Posted by Nigel on Monday December 23 2013 at 17:11
Let him off they we're identical twins

Reply Posted by paul on Monday December 23 2013 at 17:56
Gameshow no freakshow yes lol

Reply Posted by layle on Monday December 23 2013 at 19:44
he didn do anything wrong, whitney asked him to get in bed with her anyway so!