Curfew for Nelson man (21) who ‘tried patience of court’

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A son said to have assaulted his mother’s partner after the man “glassed” her has been given a curfew.

Kyle Tattersall had also been involved in another altercation the same evening, when he traded blows with a partygoer at a house in Pine Street, Nelson, Pennine magistrates heard.

Tattersall had originally received a 12-month community order, with 60 hours unpaid work, after being convicted of two public order offences. But he had flouted the sentence when he failed to complete any of the work and didn’t go to any of three induction appointments made for him by the probation service.

A probation officer told the hearing Tattersall had had no contact at all with the service since February 13th.

Tattersall (21), of Dalton Street, Nelson, admitted breaching the order. It was revoked and he was re-sentenced to a four-week curfew, between 9pm and 6am, seven days a week.

Mr Mark Williams, representing the defendant, said Tatterall’s mother’s then partner was currently serving a prison term for wounding, after glassing her.

The solicitor continued: “The defendant had not gone out looking for him. It was a chance meeting. That led to a fight and the defendant won it.”

Mr Williams said Tattersall had recently been homeless and had “really just been drifting for some period of time.”

His mother had been in custody, but had now come out and the defendant had gone back to live with her.

The solicitor told the hearing: “I appreciate he has tried the patience of the court and the probation service. Things have turned themselves around now.”