Violent Ramsbottom thug jailed for nine years over vicious assault on partner (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Violent Ramsbottom thug jailed for nine years over vicious assault on partner
A VIOLENT thug who punched a policewoman unconscious and attacked other women after going ‘berserk’ at his home has been jailed for nine years.
Police had to taser Toney Warburton after he got drunk and attacked his partner Helen Bonner, leaving her with a broken nose and a fractured eye socket and cheekbone, plus other female relatives and a neighbour, Bolton Crown Court heard how 39-year-old Warburton, of Fern Street, Ramsbottom, was at home with his partner and her grown-up daughter, Amy Lane, on June 4, when they were visited by Ms Bonner’s sister Linda Halsey.
Saul Brody, prosecuting, told how an argument developed and Warburton attacked his partner, punching her in the face, headbutting her and pulling out clumps of her hair.
When her sister tried to intervene, he threw her against a door and punched her, knocking her unconscious, and continued to assault both women.
When PC Angela Freudenburger arrived, Warburton punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious, and also hit neighbour Anthony Hyde when he saw him phoning the police.
At one stage Ms Bonner and Ms Lane took refuge in another neighbour’s house, only for Warburton to kick a door panel in to reach the latch. He chased Ms Bonner into a garden, and when Ms Lane tried to help her mother by hitting him with a spade he took it from her and hit the daughter with it.
He then knelt on Ms Bonner as she lay on the ground, repeatedly punching her in the face, breaking her nose and fracturing her eye socket and cheekbone.
Mr Brody added it was only PC Freudenburger, who had recovered consciousness, spraying him with CS gas that saved Ms Bonner from more serious harm.
When police reinforcements arrived they had to shield themselves as Warburton hurled ornaments out of an upstairs window, yelling, “I’ll slit your throats”.
They eventually tasered him before arresting him.
Helen Sechiari, defending, said Warburton, who has an extensive criminal record for violence, was remorseful and had problems with alcohol. He pleaded guilty to affray, grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.
Jailing him, Judge Peter Davies said: “This has to be one of the worst domestic violence cases I have ever seen.”
Judge Davies also made a restraining order prohibiting Warburton from going to Fern Street or contacting Ms Bonner and her relatives.
Superintendent Mark Granby, said: “Warburton is a violent and dangerous man, as reflected by his actions on 4 June 2012, and subsequent sentence.”