Louth man may face prison sentence for domestic abuse

Court news.
Court news.

A 24-year-old Louth area man, who assaulted his partner while he was already on a community order, also for assaulting her, was warned he was at serious risk of a custodial sentence, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

James Peter Butler, now of Golden Limes, Ludney, admitted assaulting woman by beating her at her home in Louth, on May 15.

The court was told that Butler had a previous conviction for assaulting the same woman and causing her actual bodily harm in 2013.

Prosecuting, Nick Todd said that on the most recent occasion he had pushed her around and had held her by the throat on two occasions, restricting her breathing.

Mitigating, Andrea Wilkes said that Butler was genuinely remorseful and was greatly ashamed of his actions on that day.

She said he accepted the relationship was over and he had referred himself to the necessary counselling organisations.

Warning Butler that he was at serious risk of a custodial sentence, the magistrates adjourned the case for sentence on July 1 and called for a report from the Probation Service.

He was granted conditional bail until that date.