Nelson man assaulted women in takeaway

Burnley Magistrates' Court.

Burnley Magistrates' Court.

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A Nelson man assaulted three women in a takeaway after a night out, Pennine magistrates were told.

Lee Anthony Nolan (25), of Branch Street, had been out in Nelson and had seen the women, who he knew, in the takeaway in August.

He threw Coke over one of them, pushed another against a window and spat at a third, Mrs Alex Mann (prosecuting) told the court.

Mr Nick Cassidy (defending) said Nolan accepted his behaviour had not been appropriate and wanted to apologise to the women as soon as he could.

Nolan admitted all three assaults and the theft of a mobile phone from an office on Nelson Bus Station at the weekend while he was on licence from prison.

He was given three eight-week jail sentences for the assaults, to be served concurrently, and a separate four-week concurrent sentence for the mobile phone theft.