Man jailed for attack on his father-in-law

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A man who attacked his father-in-law as he oversaw a meeting with his family has been jailed for a total of 20 weeks.

Jason Dean Basford attacked the victim in front of a child on May 27.

Preston Magistrates Court heard the 27-year-old committed the assault while he was subject to a community sentence, and had previous convictions for domestic violence.

At one point he was “nose to nose” with his victim, while children were present in the property.

Basford, of Springfield Avenue, Malpas, Cheshire, pleaded guilty to charges of assault and resisting a police officer during the hearing.

The court imposed a restraining order for two years banning him contacting his victim and ex-partner.

The bench ruled a prison sentence was necessary because of the “aggravating factors”, but took his guilty pleas into account.