Thursday, 29 December 2016

If Only There'd Been Some Sign...

Kevin Dixon, 37, attacked neighbour Mark Hunter and his wife in November last year after the couple went round to his home on Castle Avenue to check he was alright.
Dixon pushed Mr Hunter’s wife causing her to fall down some steps into a fence and when her husband intervened he was pushed to the ground by the defendant.
Prosecutor David McGonigal said Dixon was kicking Mr Hunter in the body as his wife shouted at him to stop.
“The defendant then stamped on Mr Hunter’s ankle causing it to break,” said Mr McGonigal.
“The defendant threw some unknown liquid over Mrs Hunter before closing his door.”
Dixon was bailed after being interviewed by police about that incident, but five weeks later he was involved in another violent attack at the Dalton home of his former partner Toni Gledhill.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday (Mon) that during the violence Dixon grabbed Miss Gledhill by the throat and armed himself with knives.
Maybe a remand in custody might have prevented this? But I guess no-one could have forseen that he was...

Dixon, who was given a suspended jail sentence after being convicted of animal cruelty in April 2015, pleaded guilty to wounding Mr Hunter and assaulting his wife. He also admitted a charge of affray in relation to the violence at Miss Gledhill’s home.
Naturally, he's all better now.
Barrister Chloe Fairley, for Dixon, said he had spent the last three months in hospital receiving treatment after being remanded in custody a year ago and he was now in a very different state than he was last year.
She said that Dixon was “not a well man” at the time of the offences.
But is sound as a pound now. OK, then, Chloe, tell you what - you provide him with room and board for six months.

That'll be the acid test, won't it?


Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Presumably he has to kill someone or inflict life changing violence on his victims before anyone will pay attention to the fact they have left a ticking timebomb wandering the streets.

JuliaM said...

The usual suspects won't care - they know it's statistically unlikely to happen to them, or anyone they care about...