‘Brute’ battered girlfriend in hotel room

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A man who battered his girlfriend in the bedroom of a Blackpool hotel was described as a brute by a judge.

Richard Bowes rained punches on his partner’s head after she told him she had 
received information he had been unfaithful to her.

He shouted at her “why are you trying to ruin my life - you are evil.”

Bowes, 30, of White Oak, Ince Lane, Eccleston, near Chorley, pleaded guilty to 
assault, causing damage and possessing cannabis.

He was bailed for sentence at Chorley Magistrates’ Court on September 24 by District Judge David Scanlon sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

The judge told him: “This was a particularly nasty brutish sustained assault. Like a brute, you took it out on her, when you were caught out.”

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on September 3 Bowes and his girlfriend were staying in Blackpool. Bowes had been drinking wine and fell asleep in the hotel room.

His girlfriend then received information via her phone that he had been unfaithful.

There was an argument and Bowes hit his partner round the head 10 to 12 times, 
causing bruising and swelling, before throwing her phone into the shower, breaking the screen.

When apprehended police found cannabis on him.

Terry Walsh, defending, told the judge the couple were no longer together. Bowes ‘s mother had died almost a year ago and since then he had been in a downward spiral of depression and drinking heavily.