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Woman grabbed by throat during assault

A Glossop man who carried out a sustained assault on his former partner couldn’t remember the incident after drinking and taking prescription drugs, a court heard.

Carl Revesz and his partner Rebecca Coakley had been out in Glossop for the evening on June 6 when they had an argument, resulting in Ms Coakley leaving Revesz in the pub and walking back to their High Street East home, prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald told High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

On the way, she bumped into a friend, who she invited back for a drink but when they reached Ms Coakley’s address, Revesz was waiting, demanding to know where she had been.

Once inside, a row began and Ms Coakley fell backwards out of the kitchen door, with Ms Coakley telling police Revesz had punched her in the face but her friend saying he had grabbed her by the throat.

Ms Coakley then went upstairs to get some things together but Revesz followed her and while she was on the stairs, grabbed her with both hands around her neck.

“The next thing she remembered was waking up on the kitchen floor,” Mrs Fitzgerald said.

She went to leave the property and headed towards the town centre but Revesz followed and chased her around a car.

She then couldn’t remember anything until she woke up lying on her front outside her house, where her neighbour found her before calling police.

She had a cut to her lower lip, bruising to her arm, shoulder and back, and soreness around her neck.

Revesz was interviewed but told police he couldn’t remember what had happened.

He added that if Ms Coakley had said he had assaulted her, then he must have done.

The 38-year-old admitted assault by beating.

John Wilford, defending, said: “I have to accept there are no mitigating circumstances.

“So far as the offence itself, Mr Revesz accepts he had been drinking. The mixture of alcohol and Tramadol he was taking for an injury were a bad combination.

“He has little or no memory of what occurred.

“He took himself off to the police station having been made aware of this incident.

“Quite clearly alcohol and medicine is an issue. He is not taking that medication any more and is trying to reduce his alcohol consumption.”

Revesz was jailed for eight weeks, suspended for 12 months. He received a 12-month supervision order, and must attend a building better relationships programme, pay £85 costs and an £80 surcharge.

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