Handyman in assault case

PUBLISHED: 06:38 19 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

HANDYMAN Peter Putterill had been drinking when he assaulted a resident of the mobile home site where he worked. He picked up Rose McLaughlin and threw her out of the door. She ended up on the grass, banging her head on a metal sign. Dazed, Ms McLaughlin

HANDYMAN Peter Putterill had been drinking when he assaulted a resident of the mobile home site where he worked.

He picked up Rose McLaughlin and threw her out of the door. She ended up on the grass, banging her head on a metal sign.

Dazed, Ms McLaughlin was then kicked repeatedly, and pulled along by the gold chain around her neck, Fenland magistrates were told on Tuesday.

"She was kicked several times around the head and body," said prosecutor David Myles.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises, and needed four stitches to an ear.

Putterill told police he had drunk four pints before taking more drink to the caravan.

He had consumed some rum, and did not realise who his victim was.

Mitigating, Anita Waterman said Putterill, 56, was befuddled by drink. He remembered kicking and punching someone but had believed he was protecting someone.

Putterill, who is homeless but has a postal address in Hannath Road, Tydd Gote, admitted assaulting Ms McLaughlin on January 9, causing actual bodily harm.

Magistrates sent him to Cambridge Crown Court for sentencing.


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