Final warning from court for serial abuser’

A SERIAL domestic violence abuser from Godmanchester, whose assaults on girlfriends date back to 2003, was given a final chance to change. John Mitchell, 30, of Cambridge Road, who pleaded guilty to assault by beating following an incident on August 24,

A "SERIAL domestic violence abuser" from Godmanchester, whose assaults on girlfriends date back to 2003, was given a final chance to change.

John Mitchell, 30, of Cambridge Road, who pleaded guilty to assault by beating following an incident on August 24, had been drinking at the time.

Craig McDougal, prosecuting at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court, said: "You see before you a serial domestic violence abuser.

"In the latest incident, the lady received bruises and ached all over her body."


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The court was told Mitchell had been drinking in a Godmanchester pub.

He returned home but was asked to leave by his partner because he was drunk.

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Mitchell pushed her and she fell on to some bin bags on the floor.

The woman, who is no longer seeing Mitchell, later sent a letter to police describing the incident as a "lovers' tiff".

The court was also told Mitchell had been involved in assaults on women dating back to July 2003.

Defending, Elaine Havord said: "My client has made no attempt to get the lady to change her mind.

"He has not consumed any alcohol since August 24 and he feels much better for it.

"I admit he has a poor record but he has been punished for his previous convictions."

Mitchell was told by Huntingdon magistrate Celia Chignell on Wednesday last week: "This is your last chance."

He was given a two-year supervision order which includes an integrated domestic abuse programme. He was also ordered to pay £55 costs.

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