Man who throttled his girlfriend weeks after being spared prison for assaulting a man walks free

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The criminal justice system as we know it, is a system implemented to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws. Unfortunately, not all defendants who commit crimes get punished for their wrong doings; this can be extremely frustrating for everyone but especially the families of the victims.

Here’s an example of case which we feel is clear cut and we feel the man should be prosecuted. We will let you make up your own minds on this one.

A man who throttled his girlfriend, just weeks after being spared jail time for assaulting a man, has walked free again after a judge said it would be ‘unjust’ to send him to prison because they’re still together.

Jason Bamford, 25, from Rochdale in Manchester, was told he would serve a prison sentence if he re-offended after he was convicted of assaulting a man outside a bar.

Six weeks after being given a suspended jail term he attacked his ‘on-off’ girlfriend, Paris Morgan, 20, and another woman following a day out drinking with friends.

During the attack he burst into Miss Morgan’s home and grabbed her by the neck before pushing to the floor a friend who tried to protect her.

Miss Morgan, a healthcare assistant, was left with bruising and swelling to the left side of her face whilst her friend Miss Yazmin Pedgrift had bruising to her head.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Bamford admitted two charges of common assault and criminal damage to a bedroom door and faced being jailed as he was in breach of an 18 month suspended jail sentence imposed last April for the pub brawl.

But after hearing Miss Morgan had forgiven Bamford, Judge Leslie Hull said battery-type offences didn’t necessarily warrant jail under legal ‘guidelines’

‘You stand before me facing the prospect of the suspended sentence being passed, together with sentences for the current offences. You have a good work record and also the forgiveness of your victims.


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