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Barnsley Man Sentenced For Assaulting Grandmother

Wednesday October 30 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A BARNSLEY man assaulted his grandmother who had looked after him virtually all his life.

Kieron Wright, 21, had to pay for solicitor Gus Kennedy to represent him at Barnsley Magistrates' Court because he could not get legal aid.

Wright was ordered to pay £150 in compensation to his grandmother Geraldine Russell, 64, after grabbing her by the arm and opening a partially healed wound.

Mr Kennedy said Wright, of Coniston Drive, Bolton-upon-Dearne, had lived with Mrs Russell since he was a child. He said one of her rules was that Wright must be back home by 11pm when he was working.

Wright, who works at a car parts manufacturer, came in at 11.30pm and there was a row. Mrs Russell wanted to kick him out after the assault but had forgiven him after he expressed regret.

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Mrs Russell bruised easily because she takes warfarin for a heart problem.

"A partially healed wound on Mrs Russell's arm started bleeding after Mr Wright grabbed it," she said.

Wright, who admitted assault, was given a 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £35 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday October 30 2013 at 10:02
Ive known Kieran most of his life and never thought he'd ever hurt his nan, he's always been a nannas boy and Geraldine would do anything for him, shame that as he's "grown up" (using that term lightly) he doesn't appreciate exactly how many sacrifices she's had to give so that he could have the best upbringing she could give him. I don't know how he could hurt her tbh, as a dinner lady at our old school she was a lovely lady even though she could be harsh at times and that's why most of the kids respected her, tbh Kieran I wouldn't have blamed her for kicking you out, you always take advantage of your nans kind heart, always have and always will, I really wouldn't stand for it if I was her!!!

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Wednesday October 30 2013 at 10:17
I don' t understand what his not been eligable for legal aid has to do with this story, it does not state this led to the assault so why was it in here?

Reply Posted by FLAP on Thursday October 31 2013 at 07:53

Reply Posted by Richard on Wednesday October 30 2013 at 13:29
My 2 year old daughter is growing up in this town. This means if she one day has kids they will assault me - this will only happen in Barnsley. I hope the tories get in or everyone will be assaulted by their grandchildren when labour bring out their grandparent assaulting policy

Reply Posted by Mark on Wednesday October 30 2013 at 15:09
You have to be, hands down, the stupidest person I've ever had the displeasure of reading a comment from...

Reply Posted by Dave on Wednesday October 30 2013 at 13:53
Richard have u been taking summit cause u talk utter bull"""" this could happen anywere

Reply Posted by baz on Thursday October 31 2013 at 08:53
must be at a low point to hit ur own gran (mum) after if wasn't for hure u probs would have been in a kids home