"Golding admitted two assault charges."
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Wednesday, 20th October 2010
A booze-fuelled thug who headbutted a 77-year-old woman and repeatedly punched her friend in the face has been jailed.Alan Golding, 23, told police: "I know what I did was wrong, but the old ***** deserved it and I would headbutt her again."
A Leeds Crown Court judge jailed Golding for eight months after hearing both women now live in fear of him.
Golding, of Park Green, Smirthwaite Estate, Normanton, flew into a rage because he believed one or both of his victims had bullied his sister.
Golding turned up with his sister in a taxi at 30-year-old Sarah Nix's home on Sycamore Grove, Wakefield.
Miss Nix was inside having a cup of tea with her friend Marjorie Clarke, 77, when Golding started banging on the window before storming into the house, during the incident in July.
When the two women tried to call police, he violently grabbed their mobile phones and threw them out of the window.
Prosecutor Georgina Coade said: "He headbutted Miss Clarke and punched Miss Nix a number of times to her face. He kicked the TV from a stand and threw a chair at a window. Miss Nix ran into the street and the defendant followed her and pulled her hair.
The court heard Golding ran into his sister's house nearby and refused to come out.
Police arrived broke the door down and he was arrested after he struggled and had his hands cuffed and feet strapped.
Miss Coade said after he arrested, Golding told police he had mixed booze with anti-depressants and said he would headbutt the pensioner again.
Golding admitted two assault charges.
Matthew Harding, for Golding said: "The offence was a completely misguided and inappropriate attempt at protecting his sister for what he perceived to be bullying. He wishes to apologise for his behaviour."
Jailing Golding for eight months, Recorder Simon Jackson QC , told him: "The impact on those two women's lives, I'm satisfied, is very serious. Both of them live in fear of meeting you in the street. The elderly lady still suffers shooting pains up her arm."
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- Last Updated: 20 October 2010 8:46 AM
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- Location: Leeds