Man attacked partner, baby sitter and a dog - court told


A man has been jailed for attacking his partner, baby sitter and family dog in a drunken, drug-fuelled rage in Hall Green.

Gary Marshall was given a nine-month sentence over the incident in which he flung his girlfriend’s pet miniature schnauzer against a wall.

Marshall, 29, also picked up a toy pram and battered his girlfriend over the head and back with it during attack at her home in Copeworth Drive.

Leeds Crown Court heard Marshall and his partner had been out in Leeds city centre on August 16 this year to celebrate his birthday.

He became aggressive during the evening after taking cocaine and drinking. Christopher Dunne, prosecuting, said Marshall began approaching strangers and picking fights with them. His partner left and caught a taxi alone to their home. But Marshall also hailed a taxi and later turned violent with his partner in the bedroom. He turned the bed over and began shouting abuse at her.

She ran downstairs but Marshall followed her and attacked the dog when it began barking.

Marshall then kicked the kitchen door off its hinges and said to the baby sitter: “I don’t like your presence. It’s your fault.”

Marshall then hit his partner with the pram when she tried to intervene. He stopped the two women from leaving the house and grabbed the baby sitter when she tried to leave. Police arrived and arrested Marshall. He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.

James Lake, mitigating, said Marshall, now of Fagley Croft, Bradford, was ashamed.