May 2018

Violent bully convicted of attacking children

A violent bully who inflicted physical and mental abuse on three young children has avoided a prison sentence

John Nicholas Barker, 46 of Winsford appeared at Chester Crown Court where he was found guilty of three counts of cruelty to a child

The court was told that Barker repeatedly attacked three young children over a number of years. He inflicted physical pain on them by hitting or kicking them. 

During one incident Barker held a knife to one of the kids throats. 

The children were all left mentally scarred from the attacks

The judge handed Barker a 12 month prison sentence which was suspended for 18 months

A 20 week rehabilitation activity requirement was ordered and he was told to complete 150 hours of unpaid work

He must also pay £640 court costs