Washington dad described by a judge as 'a bad drunk' jailed for two separate attacks on women

A man who attacked the mother of his child in her own home has been jailed.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 4:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:03 pm

Christopher Quinn, 29, assaulted his former partner before attacking another woman at a takeaway just over two weeks later.

Newcastle Crown Court heard his young daughter was asleep in another room during the attack.

Mark Giuliani, prosecuting said the victim managed to get to her phone to contact the police in the early hours of November 28.

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Christopher Quinn.

He said: "(It was) recorded as whispering down the phone, "police, please, straight away, Christopher Quinn is here.""

Mr Giuliani said police noted she was, "crying, shaking, clearly upset."

He added: "Injuries noted by police officers to her forehead, bruises, cuts to her hand."

She told police that he has bitten her, breaking skin after kicking her as she lay on the floor.

The court heard that Quinn had been drinking and started arguing about her having gone out on a work do. The woman did not give a victim impact statement and said she did not want to get involved with court proceedings.

On December 15, Quinn attacked a woman at the Grill House takeaway in Washington. During an altercation involving a group, Quinn punched the victim, resulting in her getting a black eye.

In her victim impact statement she said she was shocked to have been assaulted in those circumstances and that it has had serious psychological effect on her.

Jamie Adams, defending said: "It's caused him to consider hard the way that he has been and has demonstrated by these two offences."

Mr Adams said that Quinn was concerned about his daughter and now wanted to set a good example for her. He added that the defendant was hard working and had a job waiting for him.

Quinn, of Aintree Close, Washington, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray at an earlier hearing.

Judge Tim Gittins jailed Quinn for 32 months and told him he was "wasting his life" and asked: "What kind of example are you giving to your young daughter?

"It is apparent that you have not learned the lesson that you are a bad drunk.”