Suspended sentence for Hatfield man who assaulted woman

PUBLISHED: 14:44 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 18 January 2018

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A Hatfield man has been given a 12-week suspended jail sentence for assault after magistrates heard it was his third offence on the same victim.

Scott Thorlby, 30, of Haseldine Meadows, Hatfield, appeared at St Albans’ Magistrates Court on January 11.

He initially denied assaulting by beating, but changed his plea to guilty when he appeared at court this month.

The assault took place in Hatfield on August 22.

Thorlby also admitted damaging a stair gate belonging to the woman on the same date after having previously denied the charge.

Magistrates felt the offence was especially serious given that it was the third offence on the same victim and they also took into account the nature of the offence.

A restraining order was made, banning Thorlby from contacting the victim.

His 12-week jail term was suspended for 18 months.

He must pay £115 to victim services and £200 court costs.

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