Unpaid work for Glossop man who threw bleach at partner

A Glossop man who threw bleach in his girlfriend’s face has been spared jail and has been ordered to go on a relationship course.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 4:00 pm
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Daniel Downes admitted throwing a bucket of water and bleach at Zowie Small at their home on Platt Street, Padfield, on February 27.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to a community order involving attending a building a better relationship programme, a 12-month supervision order and 90 hours of unpaid work at High Peak Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The court heard on the evening in question the couple had been drinking and had fallen out about money because Ms Small had been made redundant.

Downes hurled a mop bucket, containing water, bleach and cleaning agent, over the victim’s head and face, causing her eyes and skin to sting and her vision to become blurred. Ms Small was taken to Tameside General Hospital and her eyes were cleaned and she was given some ointment.

The defendant admitted throwing the bucket over her, but said he thought it was just water.

Chairman of the bench Pam Ashton also ordered Downes to pay £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.