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Man Jailed After Scarborough Assault

Man Jailed After Scarborough Assault

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:19am 11th September 2019. (Updated at 10:42am 11th September 2019)

A man and a woman have been sentenced after an attack on another woman in Scarborough.

It happened at around 11.40am on March 12th, on North Marine Road, when police were called to reports of the assault, which left the victim with cuts and needing hospital treatment.

Officers say 49 year-old Molly Murphy, from Leading Post Street, was asked to leave a chemist, when she started screaming at the top of her voice.

Molly Kim Murphy

She and Wayne Ford-Jones, 39, of no fixed address, then began fighting with the victim on nearby Regent Street.

She ended up on the floor, with both of them attacking her and Ford-Jones bit her face.

The victim received medical treatment and had a human bite to her lip, which caused a significant injury, requiring plastic surgery.

Ford-Jones admitted breaching a restraining order and, although initially pleading not guilty, also admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He been jailed for 6 years and 7 months.

Murphy, who had denied wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

She's been given a community order and an electronic tag, which she has to wear for 4 months.

Detective Constable Rachael Hughes, of Scarborough CID, who led the investigation said:

“This was a horrific unprovoked attack, occurring at midday in broad daylight on a busy street witnessed by innocent members of the public who deserve for us to protect them.”



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