Plumber jailed for attacking woman in Premier Inn hotel in Milton Keynes

A man who headbutted a woman in a city hotel has been put behind bars for 18 months.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:21 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:22 pm

Kieran Barr, 26, launched the unprovoked attack on the woman in front of children as one of them hid under the bed in terror, a court heard today.

The incident happened in a Premier Inn hotel room at Caldecotte on New Year's Eve.

Barr punched the woman in the face, said prosecutor Cathy Oliver. This first attack left the victim with blood pouring down her face, she said.

Barr was jailed for 18 months

Barr then charged at her and headbutted her, splitting open her eyebrow and leaving her with a black eye and a swollen face, the sentencing hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court was told.

The woman finally managed to get Barr outside the room and called her brother to extract them from the hotel room.

Ms Recorder Alexia Power heard how the children were all crying in the hotel room and one was hiding under the bed, before suggesting they could "jump out the window" to escape Barr.

Defence counsel John Lloyd-Richards told the court Barr struggled with borderline emotional unstable personality disorder and had a history of substance abuse.

At a previous hearing, he had admitted causing actual bodily harm to the victim.

He was given an 18-month prison sentence.