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Kendal man sentenced for “horrific” attack on partner

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN who launched a horrific domestic attack on his partner has been spared immediate custody.

Drunken Kaylam Megson, 20, floored Jane Wilson in a Kendal pub with a punch before resuming his attack at a nearby house. Miss Wilson was grabbed by the throat, punched in the nose and then bitten on the face and thumb.

Only after a friend intervened was Miss Wilson able to flee the property.

She received a tetanus jab during hospital treatment, and later told police: “I have never felt so scared in my life.”

Megson – who had downed lager, whisky and vodka – admitted an actual bodily harm charge, and was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI).

ADHD sufferer Megson was “disgusted” by his actions, and determined to change his ways. He had told a probation officer he did not want to be “that monster again”.

Recorder Philip Grundy stepped away from the “easy” option of custody, suspending a 12-month sentence for two years.

An intensive two-year community order was also imposed. This comprises 100 hours’ unpaid work and a 30-day rehabilitation requirement, and includes “better relationship” and alcohol treatment programmes.

“This was a wicked, appalling set of events,” Recorder Grundy told Megson, of Buttery Well Lane, Kendal. “You should be ashamed of yourself.”

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