Louth man who assaulted partner found to be growing cannabis plants

Skegness Magistrates' Court EMN-150308-141904001
Skegness Magistrates' Court EMN-150308-141904001
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After police went to the home of a Louth man who had assaulted his partner necessitating eight stitches, they discovered he was also growing cannabis plants, a court was told on Tuesday (August 4).

Robert Andrew Taylor, 31, of Park Avenue admitted assaulting Karen Brooks and causing her actual body harm and also to producing three cannabis plants, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Taylor and Ms Brooks had been in a relationship, described as ‘volatile’, for around two and a half years though they had split up on a number of occasions.

He said Ms Brooks went to his home at around 8pm on July 16, despite the fact that he had texted her earlier telling her not to go round as he had had a bad day at work, but she thought he would be feeling better by then.

However when she got there she discovered he was drunk but he then calmed down and she went in.

Mr Clare said the couple had an argument and he shook her and put his hands around her throat.

She was also pushed over as she tried to leave and was left with a large gash on her kneecap. He said that although Taylor offered to telephone for an ambulance, she just wanted to get away but later had to have eight stitches on the wound.

When police subsequently went to his address they found he was growing three cannabis plants, said Mr Clare.

In mitigation Beris Brickles said the issue was alcohol, which he said was a problem.

The magistrates adjourned for sentence on September 8 and called for a report from the probation service.

Taylor was given conditional bail.