Handyman in assault case
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.
- 1 Princess Anne waves from Range Rover after landing in Wisbech
- 2 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 3 Princess Anne visits Wisbech's new Citizens Advice Bureau on Cambs trip
- 4 Food delivery robots taking to streets of Cambridgeshire
- 5 Boys, 13 and 17 killed in horror BMW crash near A47 in Peterborough
- 6 Man in his 20s dies after crash in west Norfolk
- 7 First episode of tractor TV show features farmer in Cambridgeshire
- 8 Tribute to ‘much-loved’ school worker who died suddenly in Wisbech
- 9 Long queues at Peterborough passport office ahead of holiday season
- 10 ‘Sudden death’ reported at Nene and Ramnoth School in Wisbech
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.