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Barnsley Man Jailed After Threatening To Set Partner On Fire

Tuesday July 9 2013


Caddick: Two years in prison for attack Caddick: Two years in prison for attack


A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for two years for threatening to set his partner on fire after assaulting her and dousing her in lighter fluid.

Steven Caddick's attack ended when Paula Sanders' eldest son intervened and called the police. Miss Sanders feared for her life, prosecutor Bev Tait told Sheffield Crown Court.

In a twist, Miss Sanders attended Sheffield Crown Court to say she wants to resume her four-year relationship with Caddick, urging the judge to spare him a jail term.

Her requests were ultimately discarded and Caddick - who admitted assault causing actual bodily harm - received a two-year sentence.

Judge Robert Moore said the attack was so serious only immediate custody was justified.

When interviewed by the police, Caddick, of Worsbrough Common, said he could not remember much about the incident at Sanders' Penistone home after consuming ‘a large amount of alcohol’.

Caddick, 47, has previous convictions for assault and knife possession - and served nine years in a Malta jail for drugs offences before the conviction was overturned.

Miss Sanders, who was sitting in the public gallery for the hearing, left the courtroom in tears. 

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Reply Posted by jan on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:08
omg woman.. get the hell out while you can

Reply Posted by emma on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:27
Lucky escape lass u dont want to be with him!

Reply Posted by No justice on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:28
As a victim of domestic violence myself and also a relative of someone who was murdered, there is usually a reason why a man would want to do this to his partner. I'm not condoning what he did, but are we asking ourselves what led him to do this? Clearly the man needs help as his buttons have been pushed and quite probably his partner knew how to push them.

Reply Posted by Beep beep on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 19:47
Thus spake a woman who was and by the sound of it a victim.

The man is a nutter and that is the end of it. The woman was not to blame. people do not ask to be bullied or beaten.

As a former victim you need to know that it is never the fault of the vicitm, instead of spouting utter claptrap.

Reply Posted by Amanda on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 21:51
"No justice" you are for some reason brain washed then. Some people are just simply psychopaths & no "buttons" have to pushed to cause them to do harm to another. Very few people deserve to be hurt in this manner (a few paedophiles aside) He quite simply needs to be incarcerated in a prison system other than our easy street system for a very long time.

Reply Posted by kelly on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:48
No justice? Are you for real ! He better off inside than on streets filling it wi drugs and violence. This conviction could have stopped him from hurting an innocent person .

Reply Posted by Miss sanders on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:48
Can I say as the victim of this, no buttons were pressed he was spiked in a local pub but papers seem to miss out all the circumstances

Reply Posted by Lee Caddick on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:51
Don't you just love how people who know absolutely nothing about this are the first to jump on the band wagon and pass judgement... Considering the offence and what has happened this I do not condone but when folks offer their opinions when only a small of information is given dont pass comment and condemn a man when all the facts are not clearly provides

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:52
Well said Paula... Folks as said previous should learn to not judge so quickly

Reply Posted by Miss sanders on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 10:54
Thank you lee for that, he is a good man and been made out to be an animal, I no the true facts of that night and who ever spiked his drink needs to be named and shamed

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:05
Yeah I couldn't agree with you more... Granted there is some nasty people out there and this makes out he is one of them... Regardless of his past we know the truth about him... Let the haters hate chuck... It's like feeding a drug habit itself this site... Folks quick to jump to conclusions when they know naff all really... Don't let it get to ya because its likely it'll only get worse chick... Middle fingers are rather helpful in moments like this... Hope your alright tho chick... Like I said chin up and bugger the lot of em :-)

Reply Posted by Chris on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:17
THE MAN THREATENED TO SET SOMEONE ON FIRE!!! Of course he deserves jail! Being spiked seems to be a lot of criminals go-to excuse these days. He didn't get long enough!

Reply Posted by Christine on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:24
He can't be that much of a good fella,look when he got look up in Malta with is mate years ago,what for,oh yes drug smuggling,he fkin deserves all he gets,so good reddens to your Steve lol

Reply Posted by Chris on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:32
ABH? What a joke. Should be attempted murder!

Reply Posted by Christine on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:33
I also no this man Steven caddock,from top end of kendray and he's always been abit of a nutter,his sister would tell ya all same,good man my ass,get a grip woman,he almost set ya alight,your son should have knocked his false teeth down is throat,

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:38
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions granted on that one... But if you don't know him then don't pass comment on something you have only a limited amount of information about... At the end of the day nobody is perfect and EVERYONE makes mistakes in life as half of the people commenting on this would have also... Considering family and friends... Yes we will stick by him because that's what you do... Offer support to your nearest and dearest... Regardless of the situation... Considering we have all the FACTS about this and not just some little write up posted on here... As for his past he has done the crime and paid for that... Considering I have known all my life with him being my brother and all... I know what type of a person he is as do the rest of the family... I'm not as the rest of my family won't condone his actions but it is unbelievable how someone can act if they have been spiked as Paula said in a previous comment... He is doing his time for this and yes hopefully he will realise what he's done and make sure it never happens again... I think everyone is too quick to judge when only a minuscule amount of information and the facts are provided

Reply Posted by beep beep on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 19:50
Sorry but I disagree. If you are a decent and moral person then you do not just keep making mistakes of this magnitude. Normal people do not behave like this.
I have never made such mistakes and I am sure most people out there have not.
You are kidding yourself if you think this is normal behaviour.


Reply Posted by stu on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 11:48
Look christine can you plz keep steves sister art of this. Its got nothing to do with you so keep your opinions to yourself

Reply Posted by Christine on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 12:11
Hiup stu,just sick of his family n girl friend, saying how good he his,when he's done most of is life inside prisons,and if he was that good of a man,then the judge would have set him free,but he as a police record twice longer than my arm,so he's not learning is lesson,and that's why the judge gave him 2 year,in my eyes it was attempted murder, and he should have got 10 years,then he might learn is lesson,I mean he's middle age now,instead of saying well done Steven,you should be telling him to grow up and stop being a thug ete ete

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 12:50
Christine no one is saying he is perfect... But ultimately us as his family are going to support him... As for bringing my sister intro it yes you may know her but even still she would support him as we are... No one is saying he is an angel, fat from it... And as for the knowing him from kendray part... Yeah like that was 30 yrs ago before I was even born and then he moved out of Barnsley completely with us... So try to use facts from recent yrs

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 12:52
Yes And as for his family saying he is a good person... Only us as his family know what he is truly like... The same for us "As You Would" we are supporting our own FLESH AND BLOOD

Reply Posted by Nicki on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 12:57
Lee.. I've known Steve for 20+ years.. And yeah he is a nice guy! He would do owt for anybody! Ignore all the nasty comments... Xxx

Reply Posted by Miss sanders on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 12:57
I don't see anyone saying well done Steven for what happened! U don't no the full facts of our relationship and how things were, he truly was good to me and my kids and we all have a past

Reply Posted by Christine on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 13:17
Look I'm not interested,he's locked up were he belongs,lets just hope they throw away the key...in my eyes and many others he's a old thug,and nothing else to say about matter only good luck with him in future,as you'll need it!!!!,

Reply Posted by donna on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 16:20
YES why have I been brought into this? He has done wrong not condoning that at all n he does have a past but so do us all wether good or bad. Your opinions do not really matter to those that still care and wont change a thing about how we all feel pointless really.

Reply Posted by observer on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 17:20
Gets more like jeremy kyle everyday

Reply Posted by Gemma Caddick on Tuesday July 9 2013 at 17:24
Say what you all think everyones entitled to their own opinion but they mean nothing! whatever my dad did he did it I dont care what ya all say i still love him :) and hel be home with his kids soon :)

Reply Posted by Laura Exley on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 00:42
End a day he did what he did cos he was drunk.. steve is abit of a nutter but he just probably had a few too many nd got out of hand it happens everywhere! Paula still loves him n he still loves her! And for people that don't know them instead of your stupid comments how about just don't comment? Paula and Steves kids don't wanna be reading about this all over Facebook do they we are Barnsley is a good news place.. As my brother works there and he's told me! So don't slate it! But yeah Paula and Steves kids don't wanna be reading bout this every day saying how much of a arse Steve is and saying that Paula is brain washed! She isn't so leave them alone! If you haven't anything nice to say then keep your nasty comments to yourself! Ive known Paula since I was a baby and yeah what happened was discusting but its happened the past is the past he's paying for what he did so there's no need to say things.
Sorry if I repeated my self and for the rant!

Reply Posted by Gemma Caddick on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 08:32
Practice what ya wright and shut up about it! Non of you have the right to speak about my dad and non of you have known him aslong as I have so shut the **** up and get on with your own lives instead of interfering in mine.

Reply Posted by zac pittman on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 09:40
At the end of the day there are far worse things going on out there and if people put more focus on that instead of petty things like this where only the victim is affected then maybe we could actually make this a better place to live...

Reply Posted by katrina oxley on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 13:21
I ACTUALLY CANNOT BELIEVE AM READIN THIS WTF R YA DOIN!!!!

Reply Posted by Anom on Thursday July 11 2013 at 08:48
As if u r all condoning wat es done even lass e did it to grow up people a leopard never changes its spots I should no been here done that , more fool the poor cow he did it to wanting him back sum wud say u deserve it

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Thursday July 11 2013 at 09:04
should have kept him locked up with wakka in Malta!

Reply Posted by Anon on Thursday July 11 2013 at 09:38
Are you thick love!! Never stand for that no matter how drunk he was! You sound like a right mug! Let him rot doesnt deserve shit on floor people like him

Reply Posted by me on Thursday July 11 2013 at 10:29
he was a nutter 27 years ago and hasn't changed at all. and yes i know from personal experence, miss sanders please be careful xx

Reply Posted by Dinky on Thursday July 11 2013 at 18:27
All of you need to stop judging. You all seem to judge by its cover instead of reading what its all about. He may or may not have been spiked but at the end of the day if he was then you all need an education in drugs. Drugs can make people do unforgettable and unforgivable things. If he wasn't then hopefully his time will help him figure out why he gets into states like that. Either way at the end of the day he is serving his time and need to keep your traps shut instead of upsetting the family further. They will be under a lot of stress right now and all your doing is making them feel worse.

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday July 11 2013 at 20:17
disgustin that non of u hav anything better to do then sit there n write ur,opinions bet ninety percent of u have done sumat wrong in past.... as far as I can c it says,he admitted what he did so he not hiding from it! his family have t read all this n as far as I can see they have done nothin wrong so verbally abusin him n paula is like bullyin urselves so ur no better

Reply Posted by tallyana on Thursday July 11 2013 at 23:34
she's off her head wanting him back ,she needs sectioning to psyche unit

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Thursday August 15 2013 at 09:16
Are you Paula Sanders who used to live in honeywell in a bugalow, i used to go out with a girl from there with the same name years and years ago?

Reply Posted by Miss sanders on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 15:40
No I've never lived in town

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Tuesday August 20 2013 at 17:17
OK Thanks for replying



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