Woman had hair torn out in vicious attack


A 37-year-old Illingworth man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he attacked the mother of two of his children.

During a disturbance at Anthony Cameron’s home last May he suffered a cut to his finger, but his own barrister conceded that he over-reacted to the situation.

Cameron, who had drunk about eight pints of alcohol, pulled the woman by the hair, punched her and pinned her down in the hallway where he bit her on the arm despite her pleas for him to stop.

Following the assault Cameron smashed several windows of the Vauxhall Corsa which belonged to the complainant’s mother.

Judge David Harton QC was shown photographs of the injuries suffered by Ms Reeves including the bite marks to her left arm.

Prosecutor Gerald Hendron said the complainant had had clumps of her hair pulled out during the attack and as a result needed cosmetic hair extensions. Cameron, a father of six children, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Bradford Crown Court to charges of assault and criminal damage.

The court heard that Cameron, of Bank Edge Close, had previously been fined for spitting at the same complainant.

Barrister Abdul Shakoor, for Cameron, said he fully accepted that he over-reacted to the situation he found himself in.

Cameron was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, and he must also do 180 hours unpaid work for the community.

He is also banned under a restraining order from going within 50 metres of the street where the complainant lives.