A MAN who appeared before magistrates last year for attacking his partner as he pushed her down the street in her wheelchair has been given a final chance by a judge after breaching a suspended sentence order for an unrelated offence.

Burnley Crown Court heard how 46-year-old Nicholas Carlin was given the order by Judge Beverley Lunt after he was convicted of burgling a bike shop.

The court heard that during that offence Carlin fell through the roof of On Yer Bikes Cycles, Queen Street, Burnley, on August 27, before escaping with £43.84 in cash.

After he pleaded guilty to that offence Judge Beverley Lunt jailed him for eight months, but suspended it for 12 months. During the sentencing hearing in December Carlin was also ordered to complete a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and made subject of a 16-week curfew.

Having been remanded in custody while awaiting sentence Carlin was released on December and ordered to live at his mother’s address.

Prosecuting, Joe Boyd said: “He went to live with mother when he was released from custody on December 22. He lived there for a matter of days and left as a result of an argument he had with his mother. He went to live with his former partner - now his partner again - at an address in Bispham. He told probation in Blackpool he had moved and the problem he was having. He told me he has been into the Blackpool Probation office on four or five occasions.

“He has still got the tag on his leg. He says he has been complying with the order, other than staying at his mother’s address.”

Carlin, formerly of Fir Street, Burnley, but now of Red Bank Road, Bispham, pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of a suspended sentence order between December 22 and December 28.

Speaking from the dock Carlin said: “Please give me another chance. I am sorry. I need this chance at this address. I am clean of everything. I will sort myself out. I will not be in trouble again. If I am in front of you again that is it.”

Judge Lunt decided not to invoke the suspended sentence order but added a further four weeks to the curfew.

Sheadded: “I am getting soft. I don’t know why I am taking you on your word.”

If I see you again I will send you to prison for the full eight months. The fact you are keeping out of trouble is the only reason I am doing this.”