Man fined after assaulting partner in the street

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A young man who grabbed and squeezed his partner’s arms in the street after they had been for a drink together has been ordered to pay £464.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, June 20, how Thomas Michael Crilley, 24, of Ashford Avenue, North Wingfield, Chesterfield, had been at The Gardener’s pub, in Clay Cross, when he assaulted Sophie Mosley.

Prosecuting solicitor Sarah Haslam said: “The complainant describes how the two of them had been in a relationship for over three years and they had lived together at Holmgate, Clay Cross.

“She also described that there had been a previous assault which had resulted in a caution for the defendant but things had improved since then.

“The defendant had been to the doctors to get help and he was drinking alcohol to a lesser extent.

“But on this occasion they had gone for a drink together at The Gardener’s and as the complainant left the pub things were not good between them.”

Ms Haslam told how Crilley grabbed and squeezed Miss Mosley by the arms in the street.

The complainant stated that she was left very stressed out after the assault, had to go to the doctor’s and lost a large amount of weight.

She added that she had to have time off work and the incident had placed a strain on her relationships with family and friends.

Crilley pleaded guilty to the assault which happened on March 19.

Defence solicitor Paul Mcleod said the extent of the assault was that Crilley had grabbed hold of Miss Mosley’s arms and had squeezed them.

He also explained that when the couple had arrived home the complainant had been sat in the bath trying to drown herself and Crilley had pulled her out.

Magistrates fined Crilley £277 and ordered him to pay £85 costs, £75 compensation and a £27 victim surcharge.