An alcoholic has been spared jail for beating up his one-time ‘fame hunter’ partner a fourth and fifth time.Yes, his partner’s also an alcoholic. Guess where they met?
No! Not the off licence:
Carl Anthony Britton, 38, attacked Dawn Barry in February and May.Clearly, it didn’t work.
The pair, who both have drink problems, had met in a rehabilitation unit.
Miss Barry appeared on the TV programme, Come Dine with Me and was said to have been so drunk she passed out before she served the main course.Need more info. Most episodes of ‘CDWM’ seem to end like that…
Miss Barry, 36, had told the bench Britton had left her scarred, but she loved him.Well, sure. That’s what you say now…
The defendant told the justices: “I love Dawn so much and to see her so upset like that has upset me.”
Britton admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on May 11 and assault, on February 23./facepalm
He has eight previous convictions, of which three relate to the victim.
Britton was given a 12 month community order with supervision and six months alcohol treatment.Perhaps it will, perhaps it won’t. Perhaps it’ll end in murder. Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen...
He must pay £300 costs. Sentencing, the bench told him they had taken into account the pair’s ‘strong relationship’ which they both wanted to continue.