Man admits throwing slab at car

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A WIGAN man has been spared a prison sentence after pleading guilty to throwing a concrete slab through the window of a car carrying his young son.

Jonathan Twiss of York Street, Leigh, appeared at Wigan Magistrate’s Court charged with five criminal offences, some against his partner and sister.

The 25-year-old was charged with criminal damage and unlawful violence at the home of Lauren Harper, smashing a television, coffee table and patio door on April 4.

On the same day, Twiss had proceeded to punch and kick the window of a Volkswagon Golf, whilst his sister, Jessica Friar and 18-month-old son were inside the car.

The two passengers in the car were then showered with glass after Twiss threw a paving slab through the window of the car which was parked on Shuttle Street, Tyldesley.

Ms Friar was able to exit the car and call the police before Twiss launched the concrete slab.

After taking his child and driving away from the scene, police caught up with Twiss and found him to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Twiss also pleaded guilty to one other criminal damage charge, the possession of the substances and assault by beating.

Magistrates gave Twiss 18 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years, with a supervision order.

He was also ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and sign up to the Domestic Violence Abuse Programme, (IDAP).

Twiss will also have to pay two separate counts of compensation of £1,200 and £900 to Ms Harper and a further £300 to Ms Friar.

Magistrates have also ordered the forfeiture of the Class B substance.