South Yorkshire assault man thanks judge for “more than fair" sentence

A Rotherham man who assaulted his partner in a “nasty little incident” and was punished with a curfew, described his sentence as “more than fair,” a court heard.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 4:58 pm

Dwayne Baker argued with the woman before dragging her into the house by her arm and pushing her on to the floor, on May 17, last year.

During the scuffle her mobile phone was damaged.

Baker, 31, of Rother View Road, Canklow, pleaded guilty to common assault and damaging property, at Sheffield Magistrates Court, on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor Brian Outhwaite, said: “This doesn’t cross the custody threshold.”

Richard Thyne, mitigating, described it as a “one-off” incident.

Judge Roger Thomas QC said “there are many worse cases”, but domestic violence remains “a nasty, mean cowardly sort of thing.”

He imposed a two month curfew, from 8am to 5pm, to fit in with Baker’s working hours.

Baker, who appeared via his camera phone, thanked the judge and said: “That’s more than fair.”