Blackpool man’s not guilty plea to assaults

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A bricklayer accused of abandoning a Kirkham mum and her two children on the hard shoulder of a motorway, before allowing them back into the car and punching the woman in the eye, has made his first appearance at court.

Louis Shelton, 28, of Maplewood Drive, Bispham, is also alleged to have punched the woman on the arms and legs on several other occasions.

He pleaded not guilty to four offences of assaulting his partner and an offence of damaging a window belonging to her.

The offences are alleged to have taken between August 1 and October 17 this year.

The prosecution opposed an application for bail for Shelton by defence lawyer, David Charnley.

Shelton wept as he was bailed to November 23 for trial by Blackpool magistrates. He must live at his given address, keep a tagged curfew from 7pm to 6am and not contact the complainant or enter Kirkham.