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Jail for Nelson 'bully' who terrorised his 'ex'
6:30pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 in News
A ‘BULLY’ who terrorised his ex-partner and her mother a second time has been jailed for 20 months.
Lee Nolan, 24, turned up at Deanna Parkinson’s home and caused trouble while his five month-old-son was in the room.
The child started crying. Nolan, said by the victim to have looked ‘evil’ after he burst into the property, damaging the front door, had smashed a double glazed unit at the back, showering the infant’s cot with glass.
Nolan had been given a suspended jail term in July and had struck two months later, Burnley Crown Court was told.
Nolan, who Judge Beverley Lunt had slammed as a bully when she sentenced him in July, had admitted affray, theft, and breaching the suspended term after the latest outburst. Nolan, of Branch Street, Nelson, was jailed for 12 months, and the judge activated 32 weeks of the suspended term.
Judith McCullough, prosecuting, said the victim would say her three-year relationship with Nolan had been violent and he had been convicted twice.
On September 24, at 7.30pm, Ms Parkinson was at her home with her mother and the baby when the defendant knocked on the door, wanting to talk to her. He should not have been there, she locked the door, and he banged on it for 15 minutes.
The victim told him she had called the police and Nolan said: “I don't care. I have got 15 minutes until they come anyway.”
Richard Taylor, for Nolan, said: “It was a very unpleasant incident and he accepts that.
“Thankfully, nobody was injured.”
Sentencing, Judge Lunt told the defendant he had used terrifying violence and terrifying threats. It was the same victim, and it was all while his child had been present.
She said: “One can only pray, because he is so young, he can have no memory of it.”