Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dad with history of domestic violence assaults Mum while he's holding toddler; dad gets "anger management" classes (Burnley, England, United Kingdom)

Oh, yes. We take violence against women so very, very seriously in Merry Olde England. Note that dad MICHAEL LEE HOYLE has an extenstive history of violence against his partner, including assaults against her while she was pregnant. Mum characterizes him as "extremely controlling" (I sure don't doubt that). Just recently, he assaulted the mum (pushed her over a chair) while HE held their toddler son. This guy is truly a habitual menace. But all he's getting from the courts is "anger management." How stupid can these magistrates be? Dad doesn't have a "managment" problem. He has a giant entitlement problem, and it's only going to get worse the more you coddle him.

Dad attacked partner with child in his arms

Published Date: 31 December 2009

A YOUNG dad who assaulted his partner is going to be sent for anger management, a court was told.

Pennine magistrates heard how Michael Lee Hoyle was said by victim Jessica Metcalfe to have started being violent towards her six weeks into their two-and-a-half year relationship.

The defendant pushed her over a chair as he held their 18-month-old child in his arms. She took the infant and ran off up the street.

Hoyle (23), of Charles Street, Colne, admitted assault by beating and was bailed for a pre-sentence report.

The court was told that Miss Metcalfe would say the defendant had been violent to her throughout the relationship and had assaulted her when she was pregnant. He was extremely controlling.

She was at a friend's house and the defendant turned up with their son. He went into the property and pushed her over a chair.

The victim put the toddler in his pushchair and left. Miss Metcalfe, who was now "a bit sick" of the violence, rang police and Hoyle was arrested.

Mr Graeme Tindall (for Hoyle) said it was accepted he had a problem with anger management and he wanted help. He fully co-operated with police.