Murderer’s brother jailed for headbutt and taking revenge

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CRIMINAL Gary Makin headbutted a woman who he believed had lied to police about his brother hitting her.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard 46-year-old Makin’s brother Brian, 49, was out on licence after serving a prison term for murder.

He then said “this is what a headbutt is” and headbutted her twice on the top of the head which she said was sore to touch

Prosecutor Daniel Sawyer

The older brother went to his own girlfriend’s home in Fareham, drank alcohol with friends and then when she accused him of taking her drink, attacked her and she went to the police.

But when the younger brother, formerly of Brockhurst Road, Gosport, found out about the accusation he thought she had made it up.

Prosecutor Daniel Sawyer told the court: ‘She had made an allegation that he headbutted her and that resulted in his being recalled.

‘This defendant had too much to drink, went round to her address, asked to come in.’

She refused but Gary Makin forced his way into the home.

Mr Sawyer added: ‘She said his face looked very angry, grabbed both of her arms, pushed her back into the house.

‘She fell on to the sofa and she was screaming.

‘He then said “this is what a headbutt is” and headbutted her twice on the top of the head which she said was sore to touch.

‘A neighbour ran in, grabbed hold of Mr Makin, and the victim was hysterical screaming.’

The neighbour removed Makin, who was drunk and could not balance, from the house in Russell Place, Fareham. It happened on December 15 last year.

Mr Sawyer added the victim was left feeling scared and vulnerable as she lives alone.

The court heard Makin was initially charged with witness intimidation but pleaded guilty to taking revenge and assault by beating.

Makin has 65 previous court appearances for 153 different offences. Judge Sarah Munro QC jailed him for eight months.

Edward Hollingsworth, defending, said his client’s substance misuse was entrenched. But he added: ‘He hasn’t lost all hope himself.’

Brian Makin, of Russell Place, Fareham, was jailed at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court in January after he admitted assault by beating.

He headbutted and slapped his girlfriend. He was sent back to jail for 120 days.