Scott Andrew Richards from Mottingham sentenced for smashing ex-partner's head against wall

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A Mottingham business director has been given a suspended prison sentence for assaulting his ex-partner by smashing her head against a wall.

Scott Andrew Richards, 45, of Beaconsfield Road, was staying with Sally German at a hotel at Wembley Arena on the night of June 29 last year.

The air conditioning repair business director grabbed Ms German, pushed her, punched her and stamped on her feet during a row.

The next morning the argument continued and Richards "grabbed Ms German's head and smashed it against a wall", District Judge Roger Ede told Bexley Magistrates' court on June 4.

On January 7, Richards pleaded not guilty to the assault and two further charges of common assault, one against Ms German on May 31 last year and a second against another male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on July 7 2013.

In that incident Richards pushed the victim in the chest, shoved  him into a spa pool and held him there.

On May 14 this year Richards was found guilty of all three charges following a trial.

Defending him, David Lyn Prosser said: "This is essentially a blip.

"It is coming up to a year since the offence and there have been no repercussions or contact with the complainant.

"He's back living with his ex-wife and his son and he's making a go of it."

Sentencing Richards, Mr Ede noted he has a previous conviction for domestic violence in 2010 against his ex-wife.

He sentenced him to a total of 12 weeks in prison suspended for a year - six weeks for each assault with two sentences to be served consecutively and one concurrently.

Richards was also ordered to pay £720 costs and an £80 victim surcharge, and a restraining was granted against him on behalf of Ms German.

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6:16pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Harold_Monk says...

Watch your back sunny jim
Watch your back sunny jim Harold_Monk
  • Score: 62

7:01pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Richards by name dick by nature.

Plus a council tenant.
Richards by name dick by nature. Plus a council tenant. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -25

9:16am Fri 6 Jun 14

ms day says...

WHAT A COWARD .HE CANNOT DIRECT HIMSELF LET ALONE A COMPANY ****
WHAT A COWARD .HE CANNOT DIRECT HIMSELF LET ALONE A COMPANY **** ms day
  • Score: 59

9:54am Fri 6 Jun 14

bnorther says...

"Defending him, David Lyn Prosser said: "This is essentially a blip."

....

Sentencing Richards, Mr Ede noted he has a previous conviction for domestic violence in 2010 against his ex-wife."

So its wasn't a "Blip" then...!
"Defending him, David Lyn Prosser said: "This is essentially a blip." .... Sentencing Richards, Mr Ede noted he has a previous conviction for domestic violence in 2010 against his ex-wife." So its wasn't a "Blip" then...! bnorther
  • Score: 52

10:27am Fri 6 Jun 14

the wall says...

Spineless scumbag is a sad excuse for a man.
Spineless scumbag is a sad excuse for a man. the wall
  • Score: 48

9:13pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Rev skid bumsore says...

Seems like a real maggot of a man coming from a place where drunks are the norm.
Wonder what his business is called?
Seems like a real maggot of a man coming from a place where drunks are the norm. Wonder what his business is called? Rev skid bumsore
  • Score: 72

9:35pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Lord Hollingbury says...

What a scummy little excuse of a man, what is it with that toilet of an area and wife beating
What a scummy little excuse of a man, what is it with that toilet of an area and wife beating Lord Hollingbury
  • Score: 66

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