Women beaten in street

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A WIGAN dad has been jailed for beating his wife and daughter in a vicious street attack.

Trevor Pearson, of Grenfell Close, Worsley Mesnes, pleaded guilty during a hearing at Wigan Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his wife Deborah and daughter Nicola and threatening a passer-by on March 12.

Pearson, 48, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, also admitted strangling his wife while she lay in bed during a separate attack at their home in December.

Kate McFarlane, prosecuting, said Pearson had put his hands around her neck and only stopped the attack when his wrists started to hurt.

Mrs Pearson said she had not initially reported the incident to police because she was too scared. On March 12, Mrs Pearson had visited a hair salon in Worsley Mesnes Drive when her husband arrived.

She left through a back entrance but was quickly followed by Pearson as she walked towards her daughter’s home in Warrington Road, Goose Green.

He quickly became violent and slammed his wife against a metal fence, saying “I’ll burn you alive”.

Daughter Nicola Pearson, who witnessed the attack, said she thought her dad was trying to bite her mum. She tried to stop the assault but was kicked by Pearson.

Tony Russell, who was driving past the incident, stopped his car and approached the defendant.

Pearson began shouting and acting aggressively and was later arrested after Mr Russell contacted police.

Andrew Stock, defending, said Pearson’s mental health problems were to blame for his erratic behaviour.

He said Pearson had contacted a psychiatric team a few days before the street attack to ask for help. Pearson has 17 previous convictions for 45 offences.

He had breached a two-year conditional discharge order following a conviction for criminal damage. Magistrates ordered Pearson to serve a four-month custodial sentence. Two restraining orders were also placed, which ban Pearson from contacting his wife or daughter for 12 months.