“Immature” Chesterfield man marched ex from property with his hand over her mouth

An “immature” Chesterfield man put his hand over his ex-girlfriend’s mouth and marched her away when she showed up at his home, a court heard.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 9:59 am

Matthew Silcock, 22, pushed his former partner against some scaffolding during the ensuing struggle which left her with a nosebleed.

Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how as Silcock’s grandmother shouted at him to “leave her alone” the defendant “shoved” his ex down the Danesmoor property’s driveway.

Silcock “screamed” at her to leave as he pushed her towards her parked car and his ex shouted for someone to call police as he then threw her car keys over a wall into the nearby cemetery.

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Matthew Silcock, of Cheedale Avenue, Loundsley Green, admitted assault by beating

He then pushed her into the road, where she fell and landed on her elbow during the March 16 incident.

Magistrates were told the upsetting incident came about after the pair’s relationship – which began in August 2019 – came to an end this year.

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The defendant’s solicitor James Riley said the assault was due to an “immaturity” on Silcock’s part.

He added: “The defendant is in a new relationship and has learned from his mistakes.”

District Judge Jonathan Taaffe told Silock his actions were “criminal” and “disrespectful” however he added “in fairness” the defendant had accepted that.

He said: “They were the actions of a young man who was desperately upset the relationship had come to an end - but they were also domestic violence.”

Silcock, of Cheedale Avenue, Loundsley Green, admitted assault by beating.

He was handed a 12-month community order with 50 hours’ unpaid work and a one-year restraining order and made to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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