2015: Staveley man jailed for violent domestic attack

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

A MAN who left a woman bleeding in the shower after a violent domestic attack has been jailed by a judge.

Stuart Grady, 27, struck Michelle Larkin twice to the head inside her house at Oxenholme, near Kendal, on June 4. Grady lost his temper after Miss Larkin was sent a text message by another man. She was left with a scar to her forehead following an incident which occurred while the couple were involved in a “tempestuous” on-off relationship.

Grady was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday having pleaded guilty to four offences. He admitted an actual bodily harm assault on Miss Larkin and the theft of £110 from her bank account the same day. Grady also entered guilty pleas to possession of a 12 inch kitchen knife and an extendable pole in the street near her home on June 3. Judge Peter Davies sent Grady, of Main Street, Staveley, to prison for 18 months. Grady was also given a restraining order which prevents him contacting his now former partner for 10 years.

Westmorland Gazette, Tuesday 24 November 2015