Special constable quits after assault
Date published: 24 January 2013
A supermarket manager quit as a special constable after attacking his ex-partner at a works party.
Michael Holmes (28) head-butted Alexis Walker-Booth, who works with him at the Co-op in Oldham.
The couple, who split up four years ago, had been in a Royton pub last October when he carried out the drunken assault.
Magistrates in Manchester heard Holmes claimed first to have acted in self-defence, but changed his story after seeing CCTV footage.
Holmes, of Green Bridge Lane, Greenfield, admitted common assault and was ordered to pay Miss Walker-Booth £50 compensation. He was sentenced to six months supervision with £85 costs and told to pay £60 victim surcharge. Mrs Byers said Holmes had been at the party with his current girl friend when a row developed.
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