Friday, 30 October 2015

Burnley Conservative councillor convicted of assault and drink driving

A Conservative councillor in Burnley has been convicted of assaulting his wife and daughter and drink driving.

Former mayor of Burnley, Cllr David Heginbotham, drove home drunk after a night out and got into an argument with his daugher over a new bike she had purchased which ended up with him assaulting both her and his wife and threatening to cut the bike in half with a chainsaw.

Cllr Heginbotham has been fined £2,460, given a 12 month restraining order and a 12 month driving ban. He is still listed as a Conservative councillor despite being a convicted wife beater and drink driver.