Nigel Davies became suspicious his son was having an affair with Karen Keen…Who was Mr Davies Snr's current partner, though she claims the relationship had ended.
… and challenged them both on New Year's Eve.Oh, boy! *popcorn*
He left a friend's flat in Seabridge Lane, Newcastle, but returned and overheard Keen tell another man she had entered into a sexual relationship with Thomas Davies.
The other man was able to take a knuckle duster off Mr Davies senior, but Davies junior leapt to his feet and admitted sleeping with Keen.
Prosecutor David Bennett yesterday told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court Mr Davies senior butted his son, knocking him back into the chair. But his son got up and Keen also became involved.
Mr Bennett said: "Mr Davies senior grappled with his son on the sofa. His son pinned him down and punched him with both hands. He was also struck by Keen. At one stage, Davies junior had his father round the throat."
Mr Davies senior was left with cuts above his eyebrows, black eyes, loosened teeth and bruising to his cheek.Tell me, was drink taken, perchance?
Paul Cliff, representing both defendants, said all parties had consumed alcohol…Well I never!
Uncharacteristic behaviour? Well….
Thomas Davies, of London Road, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm on the basis he initially acted in self-defence but the level of force became unreasonable. He was on bail at the time for another assault, for which he received a community order in February.That worked well, then!
Keen, of The Crown Hotel, Longton, pleaded guilty to assault, which placed her in breach of a suspended prison sentence she received in 2011 for stabbing a previous partner with a knife.I’m not going to say it…
Judge David Fletcher jailed Davies for 10 months and sentenced Keen to a 12-month community order with supervision and 32 sessions at Chepstow House in Hanley, a centre which aims to help women get their lives back on track.Yes. She clearly needs help, not punishment.