Man is told to stay away from ex-girlfriend

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

A Wigan man has been told to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after pleading guilty to assault.

Callum Davies admitted to man-handling Danielle Twist at her home on May 1 after a night out in Wigan town centre.

The court heard how the 23-year-old, of Downall Green Road, Ashton, arrived at her house unannounced in the early hours.

The prosecutor said: “At 6.15am she was asleep in the lounge. Her friend had fallen asleep in her bed.

“She heard the door, which was on a latch, open and assumed it was her mum.

“She opened the door before realising it was the defendant. He pushed the door open and pushed her out the way.

“He was telling her he missed her. She asked him to leave but the defendant refused to leave.”

Miss Twist went to get her mobile phone but realised it had no battery and after Davies grabbed her arm she went upstairs to get her friend’s phone and he followed her.

The court heard that he grabbed her from behind by the waist and picked her up off the floor.

She managed to break free and as she phoned the police Davies escaped through a window.

A statement from Miss Twist read out in her absence said: “Callum has frightened me and hurt me. He has been told not to come near me by the police but has not listened.

“His behaviour has got worse and I’m worried about what he will do next. He needs to leave me alone to get on with my life.”

Martin Jones, in mitigation, told the court how Davies had also been out in Wigan town centre before the incident and had spoken with a mutual friend about their past relationship.

Davies was given a 12 month conditional discharge, a 12 month restraining order and ordered to pay £50 compensation.