Wednesday 28 September 2022 10:47 AM Mother-of-three is convicted of domestic violence after grabbing boyfriend's ... trends now

Wednesday 28 September 2022 10:47 AM Mother-of-three is convicted of domestic violence after grabbing boyfriend's ... trends now
Wednesday 28 September 2022 10:47 AM Mother-of-three is convicted of domestic violence after grabbing boyfriend's ... trends now

Wednesday 28 September 2022 10:47 AM Mother-of-three is convicted of domestic violence after grabbing boyfriend's ... trends now

A mother-of-three who grabbed her boyfriend’s arm during an emotionally charged argument over him 'ghosting' her has been convicted of domestic violence.

Stacey Beech, 43, was detained by police after she took hold of Aaron Parr’s wrist as he tried to walk away from her during a face-to-face meeting over why he wanted to end their eight month relationship.

Although Mr Parr was not hurt in the incident at a house he shares with his parents in the village of Ledsham in Cheshire, Beech was apprehended as it was claimed she had used 'unlawful force' against him.

During the incident last April 6 she was also accused of trying to push away Mr Parr’s mother Valerie who had placed a tree branch between the couple in a bid to keep them apart as they argued on the driveway.

It emerged in the run up to the row Beech had been getting 'mixed messages' from Mr Parr including a three-hour-long video call and texts saying: 'Thanks for dropping me off hun'.

At Chester magistrates court Beech, who has no previous convictions, wept as JPs criticised a decision to prosecute her for common assault. 

She was conditionally discharged for 12 months with the bench refusing a request to make her pay compensation to Mr Parr and waiving prosecution costs of £300. 

The bill for bringing the matter to court will now be paid by the taxpayer. 

Stacey Beech (pictured), 43 was detained by police after she took hold of Aaron Parr¿s wrist as he tried to walk away from her during a face-to-face meeting over why he wanted to end their eight month relationship

Stacey Beech (pictured), 43 was detained by police after she took hold of Aaron Parr’s wrist as he tried to walk away from her during a face-to-face meeting over why he wanted to end their eight month relationship

Although Mr Parr was not hurt in the incident at a house he shares with his parents in the village of Ledsham in Cheshire, Beech was apprehended as it was claimed she had used 'unlawful force' against him

Although Mr Parr was not hurt in the incident at a house he shares with his parents in the village of Ledsham in Cheshire, Beech was apprehended as it was claimed she had used 'unlawful force' against him

Chairman Robin Bradshaw told Beech: 'It is always a shame when someone of your age comes before the court with no previous convictions. Obviously, you are aware that you lost your good character today.

'I will say openly, we are very surprised that it has come to court in view of the other cases of domestic violence that we have seen. Because of that we’re going to give you a conditional discharge.

'If you do not commit any further offences in the next 12 months you will hear no more of this. There’s no order for costs due to the background in this case, no order for compensation and no restraining order.'

Beech, from Llay, Wrexham, was originally to stand trial for assaults on both Mr Parr and his mother. 

However, after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charge against the mother, Beech agreed to plead guilty to the assault on the son.

Michael O’Kane, prosecuting, said: 'Aaron, the victim, is the previous partner to the defendant. They were in a relationship for about eight months and this incident took place on April the 6th.

'In his statement, the victim says that he broke off the relationship a week before the incident took place. He said the defendant was upset and crying a lot but there was no indication that she would try and locate him.

'On the night in question the victim was at the gym and received some texts from the defendant. He said he saw Stacey’s car coming the other way from his house which he shares with his parents. He said she slammed on the brakes and reversed to follow him into his driveway of the property. 

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