A woman’s ‘thug’ ex partner who attempted to assault her was saved from by a friend - who whacked him in the head with a frying pan.
David John Shorrock, 34, was originally given a restraining order in 2018 to prevent him from contacting the victim after their “toxic” relationship came to an end.
But the woman asked a friend to stay at her house in Accrington after receiving a string of threatening and abusive text messages from Shorrock that begun on October 4, 2019.
But on October 5, he forced his way into the unnamed woman’s home before grabbing her by the neck and pushing her against a wall.
Once inside the house, where the victim’s 14-year-old son witnessed the altercation, as Shorrock grabbed his ex-partner by the throat, her friend intervened and hit the attacked over the head with a frying pan.
Shorrock retaliated by throwing a boiled kettle of water at the woman and screaming “this is not over” before fleeing the house.