A man who attacked his partner with a hammer has been jailed for 18 months. Mr Lynch lost his temper after an argument with the woman, 39, and hit her over the head four times at his home.Remind me, the courts take a dim view of this now, don’t they? They don’t just listen to the victim who ‘doesn’t want to make waves’, right?
Sentencing, Judge Shani Barnes told Mr Lynch his victim, who was not seriously wounded, “clearly cared about you deeply”.
She said: “That was clearly evident in court when she simply could not bring herself to say anything that was going to harm you.
“I had to say to her, ‘You are on oath, you have to tell this jury what happened’, and it appeared to break her heart to do so.”Errrr, hang on! Where’s the outraged feminists beating down the court door? Where’s the CiF columns, declaiming the awful viewpoint of the dinosaur judge?
Well, maybe I’ve changed a few things…
Judge Barnes said she would serve half her sentence and then be released on licence.*sighs*
Defending, Terry Brookes said Ms Lynch had previously suffered from domestic violence, which may have triggered her reaction. He said she had “expressed her regret at the whole circumstances of the evening”.
He added: “She has learned her lesson and she is not about to allow her state to deteriorate in that way again.”She’s learned her lesson, all right – to let her barrister use the same old excuses…