Another chance for couple’s relationship

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A DONCASTER man who breached a non-molestation order by insulting his partner has been given a fresh chance to rebuild their relationship.

Things had hit a rocky patch after pregnant Kirstie Scarborough suggested the baby she was carrying was not conceived with Colin Burt – so he punched her in the face, a judge at Doncaster Crown Court was told.

Ms Scarborough obtained a county court injunction to prevent the 35-year-old from molesting her any further, but in July he turned up at her home in Crawshaw Road, Hexthorpe, and shouted a derogatory comment about her from outside.

Prosecutor Gordon Stables said that breached the non-molestation order in two ways – because he was not supposed to go within 25m of the house and was not to try to contact her.

Burt, of Ansdell Road, Bentley, pleaded guilty to the offence and also to breaching a suspended jail sentence imposed for the assault on his partner.

Defence counsel Michael Cane-Soothill said the three months he had spent in custody on remand had helped his drink and drugs problem – and the couple wanted to be together again.

The court imposed a two-year community order on condition that Burt attends an alcohol treatment course and a domestic violence programme.