Sheffield thug 'who still loved woman' spared jail over attack

An offender who assaulted a woman and later damaged a window at her home has been spared from being sent to jail.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:07 am

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on January 21 how Philip Thomas James Anderson, aged 31, of Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, assaulted the woman on December 2 and damaged her window on December 24.

Anderson, who had told police he still loved the woman, pleaded guilty to the assault and to causing damage and he admitted failing to surrender to custody on December 27.

District Judge Paul Healey had previously found Anderson had breached his bail over the New Year by contacting the complainant and the defendant had been remanded in custody until his sentencing hearing.

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A thug received a suspended prison sentence at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, pictured, after he assaulted a woman

Anderson was sentenced to 12 weeks of custody suspended for 12 months with a rehabilitation activity requirement and a building better relationships programme.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £122 victim surcharge.