Nelson man jailed after ‘domestic’ in Brierfield

Liam Vyse
Liam Vyse

A man has been sentenced to 21 weeks in a young offenders’ institute after breaching court orders.

Liam Vyse (20), of Larch Street, Nelson, was sentenced to the spell in prison after resisting a police officer during an incident at a house in Burnley Road, Brierfield in February.

Burnley Crown Court heard that police had been called to the address at 4-55am to what was described as a domestic situation.

Mike Wallbank (prosecuting) said an officer had asked Vyse to leave the address but he refused after the officer had heard a male shouting at a female in a bedroom.

The officer got into the bedroom, which had been locked with a clothes rail, and Vyse was handcuffed on the bed. Mr Wallbank said Vyse continued to resist the officer, shouting abuse, and raised his handcuffed fists to try and strike the officer again when a second police patrol was called.

The court heard that Vyse had been in breach of a suspended prison sentence for an offence committed last July when he deliberately pushed a disabled man into the road in Netherfield Road, Nelson. The victim on that occasion required stitches to his head after falling into a van.

Kristian Cavanagh (defending) said that Vyse had not previously been to prison and that ordinarily resisting an officer would not be an imprisonable one. Mr Cavanagh added that if there was light at the end of the tunnel it was that Vyse had a settled address.

Burnley Crown Court heard Vyse had breached the suspended sentence order in March after a mix up with the probation service and his Larch Street address.

Recorder Philip Parry said to Vyse “you were given a chance and you blew it”.

Recorder Parry said he had been given another chance on April 12th, but 15 days later committed a criminal offence.

The court also heard he had missed appointments with the probation service and was on bail for an offence heard at Pennine Magistrates’ Court. Sentencing, Recorder Parry said what Vyse had done was “very unpleasant stuff”.

Recorder Parry said Vyse should have been showing the “great efforts” he had been making to comply with the order. Instead, Recorder Parry said: “You have reached the end of the line”.