Thug avoids jail after kicking girlfriend repeatedly in the head

Thug avoids jail after kicking girlfriend repeatedly in the head

Thug avoids jail after kicking girlfriend repeatedly in the head

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A THUG who avoided jail after kicking his girlfriend repeatedly in the head has again been spared prison after assaulting her.

Thomas Noble, of Alice Smith Square, Littlemore, Oxford, was handed a community penalty in April last year for an attack on Johanna Beerman, the mother of his two-year-old son.

On that occasion prosecutor Tim Boswell said the 21-year-old told his drunk girlfriend to get up off the ground and, when she did not, he kicked her “four or five times” in the head.

That offence breached an earlier 10-month suspended sentence for an assault with intent to rob he carried out on January 23, 2012.

Sentencing him last year Judge Gordon Risius told the 21-year-old he would be shown no mercy next time he appeared before the court.

But this week Recorder Jim Tindal handed Noble another suspended sentence for dragging Miss Beerman out of a car, driving while disqualified and possessing cannabis on March 12 this year.

Claire Fraser, defending, said the assault was prompted by Miss Beerman leaving her client suddenly after a four-and-a-half-year relationship.

She said: “He completely acknowledges that he should not have acted in the way that he did.

“He accepts that when he pulled her from the car she went down to the ground. The reason for doing so was to ask why she had ended their relationship and how he would get access to their son.”

Recorder Tindal said he had been close to sending Noble to prison, but decided not to because he had found himself a job at the BMW plant in Cowley and had partially complied with the community order.

He told him: “For a young man you have a substantial record of different kinds of offending – violence, very many driving offences, drugs offences and non-compliance with court orders.”

Recorder Tindal sentenced him to a 20-week suspended sentence, with 100 hours of unpaid work, £350 costs and a six-week curfew.

Noble has received more than 27 convictions for 70 offences since 2002.

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3:24pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ashleyc says...

Oh, he "partially" complied with a community order so he's obviously totally ok to be free. No doubt his defence claimed he was bullied as a child and has low self esteem.
He's known for kicking his girlfriend in the head and when she tries to leave the relationship this fact is used - in his defence - to justify dragging her out of a car onto the floor.
This farce needs to end before someone is killed by this lunatic.
Oh, he "partially" complied with a community order so he's obviously totally ok to be free. No doubt his defence claimed he was bullied as a child and has low self esteem. He's known for kicking his girlfriend in the head and when she tries to leave the relationship this fact is used - in his defence - to justify dragging her out of a car onto the floor. This farce needs to end before someone is killed by this lunatic. ashleyc
  • Score: 7

3:27pm Thu 3 Jul 14

dant40 says...

. Nice to see fit parents out there. What a joke
. Nice to see fit parents out there. What a joke dant40
  • Score: 5

3:56pm Thu 3 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

Sentencing him last year Judge Gordon Risius told the 21-year-old he would be shown no mercy next time he appeared before the court.

Great, at last a Judge getting tough.

Recorder Tindal said he had been close to sending Noble to prison, but decided not to because he had found himself a job at the BMW plant in Cowley and had partially complied with the community order.

ERR, isn't that mercy that he has just been shown. No wonder people keep on re-offending when even a threat from a judge is hollow.
Sentencing him last year Judge Gordon Risius told the 21-year-old he would be shown no mercy next time he appeared before the court. Great, at last a Judge getting tough. Recorder Tindal said he had been close to sending Noble to prison, but decided not to because he had found himself a job at the BMW plant in Cowley and had partially complied with the community order. ERR, isn't that mercy that he has just been shown. No wonder people keep on re-offending when even a threat from a judge is hollow. The New Private Eye
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6:16pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Jameslouis says...

This judge is obviously a total idiot if judges do not do there job they should be fired, and this judge should be fired
This judge is obviously a total idiot if judges do not do there job they should be fired, and this judge should be fired Jameslouis
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Wtf is going on in this country, convicted paedophiles being let out on bail, this guy given a slapped wrist despite being a prolific offender.......Give me strength!
Wtf is going on in this country, convicted paedophiles being let out on bail, this guy given a slapped wrist despite being a prolific offender.......Give me strength! Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Thu 3 Jul 14

rabbitrr says...

Lot of things spring to mind here...

Firstly, having been convicted for repeatabley KICKING his Girlfriend in the head why wasnt he sent to jail for at least 10 years in the first place?

Secondly, as he hadnt been jailed in the first instance (and therefore safe) one wonders why her family (father brothers cousins etc) didnt break every bone in his miserable body for what he did to her?

Finally, what a fine example he is for BMW... Not!
Lot of things spring to mind here... Firstly, having been convicted for repeatabley KICKING his Girlfriend in the head why wasnt he sent to jail for at least 10 years in the first place? Secondly, as he hadnt been jailed in the first instance (and therefore safe) one wonders why her family (father brothers cousins etc) didnt break every bone in his miserable body for what he did to her? Finally, what a fine example he is for BMW... Not! rabbitrr
  • Score: 0

4:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

He was sent to Crown Court because magistrates could only have given him 6 months. If he'd been under 18 that would be 2 years. Stop wasting money. Give magistrates up to 2 years sentencing. They'd have got it right and given him 16 months (one third off for a guilty plea) but straight in, no messing with suspended. Even if they were having a bad hair day they could currently give him 26 weeks straight in. Why bother with all the flummery of wigs and M'Lud ?
He'll have given up the job he was told to get by the end of this month. It won't have been a direct job, just an agency one.
He was sent to Crown Court because magistrates could only have given him 6 months. If he'd been under 18 that would be 2 years. Stop wasting money. Give magistrates up to 2 years sentencing. They'd have got it right and given him 16 months (one third off for a guilty plea) but straight in, no messing with suspended. Even if they were having a bad hair day they could currently give him 26 weeks straight in. Why bother with all the flummery of wigs and M'Lud ? He'll have given up the job he was told to get by the end of this month. It won't have been a direct job, just an agency one. Lord Palmerstone
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