Man admits breaching court order

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A SCARBOROUGH man has admitted assaulting his former partner after breaching a suspended sentence just days after it was given.

Daniel Mark Dunn, 18, of Edgehill Road appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court and will appear at York Crown Court for sentencing next month.

He pleaded guilty to two assaults as well as a charge of obstructing a police officer.

Katy Varlow, prosecuting, said the first assault took place within days of Dunn’s appearance at York Crown Court. She added: “In April this year the defendant appeared at the crown court in respect of actual bodily harm made on the same complainant. A suspended sentence was ordered and the defendant could expect to go to prison.

“The day after he was released from court the behaviour started again.”

She said that Dunn also verbally abused his former partner and called her names. She said: “During the course of the crown court proceedings the defendant contacted her to get her to drop the case against him.”

Mrs Varlow said that it had been the same victim in both cases and the matter should be returned to the crown court for sentencing.

Franklyn Garvey, in mitigation, said: “I don’t think, at the end of the day with what is going on, it is going to make much difference. The suspended sentence is going to be activated.”

Last month York Crown Court heard that Dunn had headbutted his former partner following a reconciliatory talk to try and rescue the previously violent relationship which had lasted for 18 months.

Victoria Shepard, the chairman of the bench, agreed that the matter should be sent to the crown court. She added: “We’ve heard everything that has been said and we are committing to crown court for sentence.”

Dunn is due to appear at York Crown Court at the beginning of next month and no application for bail was made.