Tydd St Mary man jailed for assaulting girlfriend after she refused to stop talking

A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend when she refused to stop talking has been jailed for eight weeks. Daniel Markillie admitted assaulting Ayisha Mustafa-Thomas twice in one day – on one occasion she pushed her down on a patio at his mother s home. Earlier

A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend when she refused to stop talking has been jailed for eight weeks.

Daniel Markillie admitted assaulting Ayisha Mustafa-Thomas twice in one day - on one occasion she pushed her down on a patio at his mother's home.

Earlier, 29-year-old Markillie had pulled Ms Mustafa-Thomas' hair during an argument in her car.

Markillie, of Middle Road, Tydd St Mary, arrived at Wisbech courthouse with his bags packed ready for prison. He had admitted assaulting his girlfriend twice on December 9. She was left with a visible injury on her arm.


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When arrested, Markillie said an argument with his girlfriend "had got worse and worse" and he pulled her hair.

"He said he was frustrated. She would not stop talking," said prosecutor Andrea Fawcett.

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Markillie had a previous conviction for assaulting the same victim.

A report from the probation service told magistrates that Markillie was not prepared to co-operate with them.

Mitigating, solicitor John Clarke said Ms Mustafa-Thomas had not wanted the court case to go ahead.

"She is very fond of him, and doesn't want him to go to prison," said Mr Clarke. Asking the court to suspend Markillie's jail sentence, he added: "People can change when there is something serious hanging over them. He has an army of people behind him, to get him into probation."

Sending Markillie to prison, presiding magistrate Peter Waterfield told him: "You had a previous suspended sentence and that did not stop you offending.

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