A thug who burgled his mum’s house and assaulted her partner before driving into a police officer in a stolen car has had his jail term reduced.
Adam Ashworth, 24, of Lincoln Court, Accrington, was jailed last month at Burnley Crown Court for 52 months after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary and one count each of aggravated vehicle taking, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and driving without a licence.
The court heard how he ‘kicked’ through the front door of his mum’s home on Knowlmere Street in Accrington before attacking her partner with a piece of the wooden door.
He then stole the man’s car and, when a female police officer tried to arrest him, tried to flee ‘at speed’ causing her to fall ‘under the car’.
However Ashworth, who has 40 convictions for 65 previous offences, has now had his sentence reduced by 90 days.
Anthony Parkinson, defending, told the court how he was ‘unaware’ a suspended prison sentence had previously been activated affecting the length of the sentence.
He said Ashworth had not told him and ‘neither had the pre-sentence report’ and it only ‘came to light’ after the hearing.