Threat of six months’ jail

PUBLISHED: 11:57 30 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010

A MAN who flew into a fit of rage and admitted assaulting a man and his girlfriend may face six months in jail. John Mccallum, 49, of Back Lane, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to John Brown and common assault on Anne Tobin at the

A MAN who flew into a fit of rage and admitted assaulting a man and his girlfriend may face six months in jail.

John Mccallum, 49, of Back Lane, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to John Brown and common assault on Anne Tobin at the couple's Ely home.

Prosecuting Francesca Devine said the three of them were friends and had been drinking in the house in the early hours of June 6.

She explained that Mr Brown alleged Mccallum touched his girlfriend's breast, and threw a fan at him before punching him in the face and knocking him to the floor.

Mrs Devine said: "Mr Mccallum responded by punching Mr Brown and he continued to punch and kick him when he was on the floor and unconscious. When Miss Tobin tried to make him stop, Mr Mccallum punched her in the face and dragged her down the stairs."

Mr Brown was taken to hospital and was treated for swelling and bruising all over his face and a cut eye.

Mitigating Lyndon Davies said: "Mr Mccallum accepts responsibility for all of the injuries caused. He was initially defending himself and he lost control. But he was heavily provoked. He was challenged by Mr Brown for indecently assaulting his girlfriend and my client denies this happened."

Mccallum will be sentenced on September 18 and has been granted unconditional bail.

Presiding magistrate Janet South said: "You could go to jail for six months.


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