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Brutal Burnley dad jailed for two years
4:49pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A BRUTAL Burnley father-of-four who subjected his wife and child to a campaign of violence and aggression lasting years, has been locked up for 24 months.
The 40-year-old was found out after he assaulted his wife and his terrified daughter told police she had been beaten almost every day for about eight years, starting when she was just six.
The victim said her father had once armed himself with a large kitchen knife and threatened to kill her.
She told how she had been hit by her father’s hand and with slippers, shoes, a plastic coat hanger and gardening canes as she screamed and cried, the town’s crown court was told.
The defendant’s barrister told the court his actions had been a ‘sustained period of unreasonable chastisement’ but a judge disagreed and said it was ‘wilful and wanton cruelty.’ The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had admitted child cruelty, between October 2005 and February 2013 and common assault in February.
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