A 53-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of an assault in Bradford.

Gerald McCann appeared before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court having pleaded not guilty to assault by beating, and criminal damage to property.

He was found guilty at the hearing on June 16 and sentenced to 24 weeks in prison in total.

The charges sprang from incidents on April 21 and 22, where McCann assaulted a woman, then damaged a vehicle window and television the following day.

He was found not guilty of common assault dating back to April 20.

No evidence was offered in relation to a charge of harassment and it was dismissed.

McCann, of Barbery Road, Rugby, must also pay £400 in compensation and was made the subject of a restraining order, not to contact his victim for a four-year period.

Court documents show magistrates reached their sentence by taking into account the fact that the offence was aggravated by the defendant’s record of previous offending.

They added that McCann also had a flagrant disregard for court orders.

The defendant had originally been on court bail, but was remanded in custody by his second court appearance.


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