Mixenden man attacked girlfriend in the street

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A 23-year-old man who assaulted his girlfriend on a Halifax street has been convicted at Calderdale Magistrate Court for assault by beating.

Joshua Jowett of Jumples Court, Mixenden, admitted grabbing his girlfriend around the throat outside The Barum Top Inn on Powell Street, Halifax, last July.

Prosecutor Lisa Beadle told the court that a doorman at the pub said the victim was “crying and distressed” and ran across the street to intervene. Ms Beadle told the court that Jowett had been convicted in 2012 and cautioned in 2013 for assaults against the same victim.

Chair of Magistrates John Bassinder told Jowett: “You completed a safer relationship programme last time you were before this court.

“If there are any further offences of this nature, the court will not take such a lenient view.”

He added: “Assaults like this always leave a mark on a partner - not just physically but mentally.”

Jowett was handed a 24-month community order and was ordered to pay a £50 fine, £85 costs and a £60 victim surchage.