Thug kicked his partner in the stomach in Hucknall Boxing Day attack

A man who kicked his partner in the stomach in a Boxing Day attack in Hucknall later spat in the faces of police officers and wrecked his cell, a court heard.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:35 pm

Aaron Savoury attacked the woman at an address on Salterford Road, Hucknall, on December 26 last year, prosecutor Annelli Pritchard said.

He also damaged her £140 phone and slashed the tyres and damaged the ignition of her Vauxhall Agila.

When he was arrested and taken to Mansfield Police Station, he spat in the faces of a detention officer and a sergeant.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

He was arrested again on March 5 for breaching his bail conditions, Nottingham Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday.

He threw food and drink at the wall, ripped up books and magazines, and blocked the toilet with cardboard. The court heard it would cost £100 to clean the cell properly.

Savoury has 12 previous convictions for 30 offences, including harassment in 2011, and was last in court in April 2016, Ms Pritchard said.

Jennifer Wells, mitigating, said the couple had been drinking and taking drugs – but he accepted instigating an argument.

“He was unrepresented on the first occasion and pleaded guilty without speaking to a solicitor,” she said. “He accepts the content of the witness’s statement. He was still upset. He takes full responsibility. He no longer wishes to reconcile with her."

She said Savoury, a coffin-maker, admitted to occasionally using cocaine and is currently living with his parents.

She said probation officers recommended a non-custodial sentence to manage the risk he presents to future partners.

The court heard he is seeking help for his mental health problems and was eager to be released because his grandfather is terminally ill in hospital.

Savoury, 34, of Beech Tree Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage, one count of assault and two counts of assault on an emergency worker, on December 28, last year.

He was jailed for six months and ordered to pay compensation of £50 to each officer and £100 to clean the cell.

"This sort of behaviour will take you back to where you were five years ago," he was warned by deputy district judge Nick Hayles.

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