Wigan man spared jail over assault and threatening message

A man who admitted to an attack and sending a threatening message has been spared an immediate jail term.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:32 am
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:34 am

Andrew Cunliffe, of Brindley Street in Pemberton, had initially denied assaulting Alfred Bullough on May 29 last year. The 40-year-old was also charged with sending an indecent or grossly offensive Facebook message to David Bullough on the same day.

A trial was due to take place last month at Bolton Crown Court but Cunliffe changed his plea and has now been given a 16-week prison sentence which was suspended for two years.

He must also complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £128 to victim services. The judge also imposed a restraining order preventing any contact with both of his victims and another named relative.

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