Jobless Paul Anthony Bamber, 23, set about young mum Rachel Boyd as she was on the school run, grabbing her around the neck on a canal bank.
He was squeezing so hard she was struggling to breathe, a court was told.
He told the victim: “If you go to the police, you won’t be able to speak.”The attack was in front of her child, who we can only hope he didn’t father…
Burnley Magistrates’ Court was told how her child was so distressed, the youngster ran off to try and find help.Did he own up? No.
Bamber, of Wesley Street, Brierfield, had denied assault by beating on May 29, But he was convicted after a trial, in front of a district judge.And for this, what did he get?
Bamber was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, with supervision and 60 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation, and £50 costs.*sigh*
Is the reason for the leniency that this is a first offence? Oh, far from it, as the opener to this sorry little tale tells us:
.. has now attacked four ex-partners in four years…Do you think they didn’t all know what he was like? Partner No 1 might have that luxury (possibly), but not No 2, 3 or 4…
* Because we can’t seemingly ask what’s wrong with these three women, can we?