Burnley man jailed after assaulting woman

A Burnley man who failed to appear at court for trial has been jailed.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 8:19 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:51 am
Robert Ganley
Robert Ganley

Robert Ganley, of Cleaver Street, was alleged to have attacked a woman in October in Hammerton Street.

Ganley was later arrested and charged with assault.

The 22-year-old was due to stand trial in December but failed to appear at Burnley Crown Court.

A wanted appeal was launched by Lancashire Police and Ganley was subsequently re-arrested and charged with failing to adhere to his bail conditions.

Ganley appeared at court on February 24th and was sentenced to 28 months in prison. He was also given a restraining order to protect the victim, a 22-year-old woman from Burnley.

PC Oliver Tattersley, of Lancashire Police, said: “Ganley is clearly a dangerous offender and who attempted to avoid answering for his crimes by going on the run.

“Fortunately officers quickly caught up with him and I am pleased he’s finally been brought to justice.”