Kirkby man Richard Elliott spent three months in custody after string of crimes

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A KIRKBY man spent three months in custody on remand after a string of offences including hitting his girlfriend and throwing objects at her.

Richard Elliott (23), of Southwell Close, was sentenced to 150 hours’ unpaid work for the community on Wednesday, with two years’ probation supervision.

His barrister Martin Hurst told Nottingham Crown Court: “He has already served the equivalent of a six-month prison sentence.”

Elliott was dealt with for two offences of criminal damage, having an offensive weapon, common assault, failing to surrender to bail, assault by beating and assault causing actual bodily harm.

In September 2010, he went to a house on East Street, Sutton, after being told that a man had stolen a bike he had lent to a friend, said Marcus Harry, prosecuting.

Elliott was aggressive towards the man and brandished a golf club in the street.

The club was later thrown through the man’s window.

The following month, Elliott caused damage at his girlfriend Kelly Lilliman’s home by throwing drawers to the floor after a row.

Two months later in December, he assaulted a stranger who was walking home past a fish shop.

Elliott was there with two other people and a can of lager was thrown at the victim before Elliott asked him for a cigarette then hit him, the court was told.

DNA on the can led to Elliott’s arrest but he failed to answer his bail.

Last December, he argued with Miss Lilliman at her home. He threw a mobile phone hitting her on the head, smashed objects in the house and punched her twice, said Mr Harry.

Later the same day he returned and threw more objects around, one of them hitting her in the face, which police later found bruised and swollen.

He had 15 previous convictions, the court was told.