Jail for man who pushed woman down pub stairs
A SHAP man has been jailed for 12 months after he admitted pushing a woman down the stairs of a Penrith pub.
Nicholas Joseph Banks (28), Fell House, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.
The incident occurred in the Dog Beck pub on Saturday, 28th January. The court heard the victim suffered a broken collar bone after she was pushed by Banks when her back was turned.
Mr. Mark Shepherd, in mitigation, said this had been a spur of the moment decision by Banks who had tried to avoid confrontation with his victim on two occasions that evening.