York drinker beat partner in street domestic violence

A DRINKER strangled his partner and attacked a man waiting for a bus in prolonged street violence late into the night, York Magistrates’ Court has heard.

Residents of Haxby Road heard the woman screaming and yelling “Call the police, he just tried to strangle me”, at 11 p.m. on June 27, prosecutor Kathryn Walters said.

Jack Rice, 24, knocked her to the ground more than once during the incident which lasted several minutes.

This included grabbing her by the throat as she ran towards the gates of a primary school and trying to hide, and using her bag to spin her around, Ms Walter said.

Then he attacked a stranger who was standing near a nearby bus stop on Haxby Road, punching him repeatedly, damaging his teeth and knocking him to the ground.

The stranger at one point believed he had passed out. He was later treated in hospital for a concussion.

“He didn’t do anything to provoke (Rice), he didn’t get involved or say anything when he (Rice) was fighting the female,” Ms Walters said.

The foreigner suffered bruises and other injuries.

The woman refused to cooperate with police on June 27 when she arrived.

Defense attorney Sonia Bhalla said of Rice, “When alcohol gets into his system, he turns into a bit of a monster.”

At the time of the attack, Rice was going through a very difficult time because he had provided evidence against the man who abused him, the court heard.

Rice and the woman were still a couple and wanted it to succeed, Ms Bhalla said.

“He’s grateful to have had another chance because he just doesn’t deserve it.”

Rice, of Byland Avenue, near Huntington Road, York, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to the man, assaulting his partner and resisting police, all committed on June 27.

He has been on a two-year community order since September for two more assaults by his partner and criminal damage after the Haxby Road incident, which he also admitted to.

After hearing a probation report that Rice is doing well on the order and has complied with a 120-day alcohol-free etiquette, District Judge Adrian Lower extended the order. community until January 2024 and ordered that by then Rice do 20 days. rehabilitation activities, a 33-day rehabilitation program for those who commit domestic violence and 170 hours of unpaid work.

He also ordered Rice to pay £150 compensation to the man near the bus stop, £90 statutory surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

“I hope you can find the strength within yourself to put the drink behind you, because the drink is obviously the reason you’re behaving this way,” the district judge told Rice.



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