Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dad kicks 7-year-old daughter while lashing out at police (United Kingdom)

So UNNAMED DAD breaks into his ex-partner's house and refuses to leave. When the police arrive, he kicks his 7-year-old daughter.

But his attorney argues it wasn't like it was intentional. He was aiming for Mum.

Ah got it. So, um, that means it was okay?

What the hell is wrong with these attorneys...

Westcliff dad kicked daughter, 7

5:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014 in Southend

By Helen Barnett . Southend Standard: Dad kicked daughter, 7

A MAN admitted kicking his seven-year- old daughter as he lashed out at police investigating a domestic incident.

The father, 43, from Westcliff, who cannot be named for legal reasons, assaulted his young daughter and a policeman as officers escorted him from his partner’s property.

During a hearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court, Lesley Chipps, prosecuting, said the man was drunk and aggressive when he turned up at his partner’s home on a number of times on Sunday night.

At about 4am on Monday he returned, drunk, and let himself in through an unlocked door. He was arguing and aggressive and was being asked to leave but refused, so police were called.

Police believed he was pretending to be asleep on the sofa when they arrived.

Ms Chipps said: “He was asked to leave the premises but refused, so officers took hold of him.

“He was being obstructive, swinging his arms around. He had to be restrained by officers. It appears the young child was standing in the hallway by the door and as he walked past he kicked out his leg towards her making contact with the right arm. There was some force, it sent her backwards and although there were no visible injuries she grabbed her arm in pain.” .

The court heard the family did not wish to take action against the man, but police, who were witnesses to the assault, urged the prosecution to take action.

Essex Police are currently running a campaign across the county to stamp out domestic abuse.

Adam Merrick, mitigating, said the man was lashing out towards his partner, but struck his daughter by mistake.

He added: “This was a reckless assault. He has said throughout that he was asleep and was woken up by police.

He was angry by being removed from the property. This was reckless, not targeted and this is out of character.”

The Crown Prosecution Service withdrew the assault on the police officer.

The man will appear at Basildon Crown Court on July 1 for sentence. He was remanded in custody until then.