Saturday, 5 November 2011

Councillor guilty of beating up teenage girlfriend

Kyle-Noel Taylor had been charged with four counts of assault by beating 18-year-old Rebecca Jackson earlier this year.

And following a trial, the 19-year-old, who denied the charges, was yesterday convicted of attacking her on January 6, January 22, January 25 and March 24.

North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court had been told one of the attacks took place just hours after he returned home from a Newcastle Borough Council meeting.

Taylor, who remains a Kidsgrove town and Newcastle borough councillor, had been suspended from the Labour Party pending the outcome.

A conviction for assault does not disqualify Taylor from serving as a councillor but if he is sentenced to six months or more in prison, he will automatically lose his seat. A council spokesman said: "He's going to be sentenced on December 1 and until then he remains a councillor."

My comment: No wonder people have no faith in councils when convicted criminals can serve as a councillor as long as they are sentenced to less than 6 months in jail. No doubt if he gets less than 6 months the council will continue to pay his allowances as well. What a stupid system.

Read the full story from the source This is Staffordshire

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