Woman ‘begged for help’ after camp site attack

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A woman went “begging for help” from fellow campers on the Three Rivers caravan site at West Bradford after being assaulted by her partner.

Blackburn magistrates heard the woman had blood coming from her nose and lip and she said she was frightened.

But by the time police arrived she had made up with Nicholas Lynch and told police she had hurt herself on the caravan door.

Lynch (42), of Hanson Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to assaulting Amber Barker. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Mr Scott Ainge (prosecuting) said a camping “neighbour” had seen Lynch punch Miss Barker during a noisy row.

When she came over to their tent, she was begging for help and the woman 
and her partner agreed to drive Miss Barker and her young daughter home to Brighouse.

“Suddenly she changed her tune and said she would go back to the caravan and sort things out,” said Mr Ainge.

“When the neighbour went to check she was alright Lynch became aggressive towards her. The lady’s male partner told him to come out of the caravan, but it seems he didn’t want to fight with a man.”