A British National Party member has been banned from contacting a woman he terrified. Daniel Paul Cooke, 29, kicked in the door of the home of Sarah Kendrick who said she had never been as petrified in her life.
Cooke was banned for a year from seeing her and going to Lancaster Street and Waterloo Road Barnsley, when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.
Julie Grant prosecuting, said Cooke had been in an on off relationship with Miss Kendrick for about a year. She said Miss Kendrick was at home with her son when Cooke turned up shouting and threatening to kick the door in.
Mrs Grant: "She was terrified, She heard him kicking the door. The police arrived and a door panel had been kicked in. "Miss Kendrick said she had never been as petrified in her life. " She has asked the court to do all it can to protect her and her son. Hopefully, once time has elapsed there will be no further problems"
Cooke who gave his address as Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, admitted criminal damage. He had changed hid plea on the day of the trial.
Brian Bushell, defending said he did not object to the ban on Cooke seeing Miss Kendrick. He said Cooke was a security officer and had not worked since the start of the court case. He said: Mr Cooke hopes to resume his job later this week once all this is out of the way."
Cooke was ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work and pay £150 in costs.
Cooke was the BNP candidate in the St Helen's by-election. He made a court appearance in connection with the criminal damage case last month in the week before the poll. But he told The Chronicle he had never been in trouble with the law and certainly hadn't been in court. He blamed a rival party for leading a smear campaign against him
You can read the previous article that the Barnsley Chronicle did about Cooke mentioned in the last paragraph here