Burnley grandma left husband bleeding after attack

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley grandma left husband bleeding in attack Burnley grandma left husband bleeding in attack

A GRANDMOTHER repeatedly hit her husband over the head after making unkind comments about his ‘dying dad’, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told Anita Lea Stott, 44, struck Brian Stott twice during a drinking session at home and then hit him again, leaving him bleeding from a cut.

Stott, of Parliament Street, Burnley, admitted assault by beating on February 24 and was given a 12-month conditional discharge. She must pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said Mr Stott, her husband of 22 years, did not support the prosecution.

The couple, who had a relatively happy marriage, had been ‘happily drinking’ in the evening with a friend.

The defendant suddenly made unkind comments about her husband’s father, telling him: ‘Your dad’s dying. So what ?’ The victim called her a name and Stott stood in front of him and hit him on the head.

Stott then knocked a glass off a table, causing it to smash, the friend started clean up and calm the situation and the defendant struck her husband a third time.

Mr Stott called the police to prevent further assault. The defendant had no previous convictions.

Mark Williams, for Stott, said her arrest, being held in the cells and appearing in court had been a harrowing experience for her.

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3:27pm Fri 7 Mar 14

andy1 says...

See there are also men subject to DV not like the likes of organisation's like Women's Aid would have you believe.
See there are also men subject to DV not like the likes of organisation's like Women's Aid would have you believe. andy1
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9:38am Sat 8 Mar 14

the white witch says...

andy1 wrote:
See there are also men subject to DV not like the likes of organisation's like Women's Aid would have you believe.
I agree, altho i am female i do agree that there is not enough help out there for the men, there is bad women as well as men and women have more places to go and more people to speak to than a man.
When a man gets beaten or abused it is harder for the man to come forward because he thinks it makes him look weak, well it does`nt, we are all human and all deserve some help one way or another.
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: See there are also men subject to DV not like the likes of organisation's like Women's Aid would have you believe.[/p][/quote]I agree, altho i am female i do agree that there is not enough help out there for the men, there is bad women as well as men and women have more places to go and more people to speak to than a man. When a man gets beaten or abused it is harder for the man to come forward because he thinks it makes him look weak, well it does`nt, we are all human and all deserve some help one way or another. the white witch
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