Mum’s attacker locked up after Sompting road rage attack

The Argus: Declan Peake jailed for a road rage attack on a mother-of-four Declan Peake jailed for a road rage attack on a mother-of-four

A road age attacker who dragged a woman out of her car in front of her children has been locked up.

Declan Peake, 19, beat the 31-year-old in the street in Sompting in January.

He admitted assault and was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in a young offender institution.

The attack happened at about 5.50pm on Thursday, January 26.

The woman was in a silver Vauxhall Zafira car with her four children inside.

Peake got out of a black Renault Clio and dragged her out of the car, before throwing her to the ground.

Kelly Bates, 19, who was with him, also joined in with the attack.

The woman was taken to Worthing Hospital with a head injury and her car was also damaged.

Peake, of North Road, Portslade, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

Bates, of Manor Hall Road, Southwick, was found guilty of the same charge after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

They were sentenced at the same court on Friday, November 23.

Bates was given a two-year community order. She was also ordered to do 180 hours’ unpaid work.

At the time, PC Sarah Masters of Sussex Police said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and her four young children who were in the car at the time of the attack and witnessed their mother being assaulted.”

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4:17pm Mon 26 Nov 12

sussexram40 says...

Doesn't say what she did to make him lose his temper? Nice to have the full facts so we can make better comments.
Doesn't say what she did to make him lose his temper? Nice to have the full facts so we can make better comments. sussexram40

4:25pm Mon 26 Nov 12

katarinak says...

From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again.
From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again. katarinak

4:39pm Mon 26 Nov 12

dawind says...

Thank you morons /\/\ above

It is not important what led to this attack.
The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason..
Thank you morons /\/\ above It is not important what led to this attack. The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason.. dawind

4:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Luke72 says...

Not sure what a mum with 4 kids in her car could do to make a young man drag her from her car and attack her. Whatever the provocation was the right response was NOT attacking her like that. The right response would have been to drive off shaking your head thinking "what an idiot".
Not sure what a mum with 4 kids in her car could do to make a young man drag her from her car and attack her. Whatever the provocation was the right response was NOT attacking her like that. The right response would have been to drive off shaking your head thinking "what an idiot". Luke72

4:52pm Mon 26 Nov 12

qm says...

dawind wrote:
Thank you morons /\/\ above

It is not important what led to this attack.
The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason..
Totally agree!!!
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Thank you morons /\/\ above It is not important what led to this attack. The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason..[/p][/quote]Totally agree!!! qm

4:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

tooned_in says...

What a treat of a young man but 18mnths for assualt ...out in less than a year hardly worth a custodial sentance
What a treat of a young man but 18mnths for assualt ...out in less than a year hardly worth a custodial sentance tooned_in

4:56pm Mon 26 Nov 12

angrymonkey says...

two more young waster must be hard men to beat up a mum with her kids the lads family must be happy with how they turned out. scum
two more young waster must be hard men to beat up a mum with her kids the lads family must be happy with how they turned out. scum angrymonkey

4:57pm Mon 26 Nov 12

katarinak says...

Dawind - Well she couldn't have been too bother about her kids witnessing violence as she slapped the lad first! I'm not condoning what he did but why only one side of the story?!
Dawind - Well she couldn't have been too bother about her kids witnessing violence as she slapped the lad first! I'm not condoning what he did but why only one side of the story?! katarinak

5:10pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Euly says...

qm wrote:
dawind wrote:
Thank you morons /\/\ above

It is not important what led to this attack.
The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason..
Totally agree!!!
Indeed
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: Thank you morons /\/\ above It is not important what led to this attack. The fact that children witnessed adults using violence is enough to justify the sentence. When will you people realise that such behaviour is reprehensible, whatever the reason..[/p][/quote]Totally agree!!![/p][/quote]Indeed Euly

5:18pm Mon 26 Nov 12

mummyof4 says...

who the hell do these people think they are... Thinking they could get away with it... Total scum, weather she "slapped" Him first or not he should have been a "man" and walked away.... "man" doesn't describe this total scum bag and the woman is no better..... Total disgrace.. People these days make me sick
who the hell do these people think they are... Thinking they could get away with it... Total scum, weather she "slapped" Him first or not he should have been a "man" and walked away.... "man" doesn't describe this total scum bag and the woman is no better..... Total disgrace.. People these days make me sick mummyof4

5:19pm Mon 26 Nov 12

mummyof4 says...

who the hell do these people think they are... Thinking they could get away with it... Total scum, weather she "slapped" Him first or not he should have been a "man" and walked away.... "man" doesn't describe this total scum bag and the woman is no better..... Total disgrace.. People these days make me sick
who the hell do these people think they are... Thinking they could get away with it... Total scum, weather she "slapped" Him first or not he should have been a "man" and walked away.... "man" doesn't describe this total scum bag and the woman is no better..... Total disgrace.. People these days make me sick mummyof4

5:55pm Mon 26 Nov 12

elephantsandowls says...

Ah people? The judge would have taken any alledged provocation in account while sentencing.

He'll serve 4 month approx of this sentence, and the girlfriend will not attend any of her community blablabla.

Also, usually a under-21 is not sentenced to detention on a first offence.
Ah people? The judge would have taken any alledged provocation in account while sentencing. He'll serve 4 month approx of this sentence, and the girlfriend will not attend any of her community blablabla. Also, usually a under-21 is not sentenced to detention on a first offence. elephantsandowls

5:56pm Mon 26 Nov 12

elephantsandowls says...

AN under-21
AN under-21 elephantsandowls

6:00pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Call me old school but you don't hit women.

Therefore I hope he shares a cell with a 6 foot 4 muscleman called Bubba who has a fetish for the blond straggy, unshaven look.
Call me old school but you don't hit women. Therefore I hope he shares a cell with a 6 foot 4 muscleman called Bubba who has a fetish for the blond straggy, unshaven look. Algeria Touchshriek

6:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

sussexram40 says...

The lad did wrong and deserves to be punished but I don't see the point in sending him to prison.
The lad did wrong and deserves to be punished but I don't see the point in sending him to prison. sussexram40

7:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

keswick says...

Bates should have been locked up as well.
Bates should have been locked up as well. keswick

7:09pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

What sort of man drags a woman from her car in fron of her kiddies and gives her a beating?
Nut case. If you are a woman you are best off staying away from dating this man or you too could find yourself the victim of his temper.
What sort of man drags a woman from her car in fron of her kiddies and gives her a beating? Nut case. If you are a woman you are best off staying away from dating this man or you too could find yourself the victim of his temper. Maxwell's Ghost

9:17pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Rev Enge says...

No excuses for this, in front of children as well. An absolute disgrace, a new world of pain and pillow biting awaits this Peake nonce.
No excuses for this, in front of children as well. An absolute disgrace, a new world of pain and pillow biting awaits this Peake nonce. Rev Enge

7:32am Tue 27 Nov 12

davyboy says...

there is too much tension on the roads nowadays. no one should get wound up by another persons driving, but we see it every day. some people don't help themselves by doing stupid things like cutting people up, and using phones, but the best thing is to just ignore them. having said that, there is no excuse for attacking someone.
there is too much tension on the roads nowadays. no one should get wound up by another persons driving, but we see it every day. some people don't help themselves by doing stupid things like cutting people up, and using phones, but the best thing is to just ignore them. having said that, there is no excuse for attacking someone. davyboy

9:09am Tue 27 Nov 12

whereisthe...? says...

Love how the women he was with / who JOINED in on the attack in front of the other woman's kids, and who was ALSO found GUILTY was given naff all as punishment!


Nope, no sexual bias in the courts at all!!


Whether or not she was 'able' to do as much damage as the guy or not, her INTENT was obviously to try to do so - she should therefore have got the same sentence - if we want equality as we keep saying....
Love how the women he was with / who JOINED in on the attack in front of the other woman's kids, and who was ALSO found GUILTY was given naff all as punishment! Nope, no sexual bias in the courts at all!! Whether or not she was 'able' to do as much damage as the guy or not, her INTENT was obviously to try to do so - she should therefore have got the same sentence - if we want equality as we keep saying.... whereisthe...?

12:11pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Roger Francais says...

katarinak wrote:
From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again.
My sources have just confirmed this to be the case also.
[quote][p][bold]katarinak[/bold] wrote: From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again.[/p][/quote]My sources have just confirmed this to be the case also. Roger Francais

5:30pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sussex88 says...

who cares what she done, 2 on 1 is not right, and no man should ever hit a women, scum bags....
who cares what she done, 2 on 1 is not right, and no man should ever hit a women, scum bags.... sussex88

1:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

jimlfixit4u says...

I also believe that no matter what this lady has done (if she did do anything that is) she did not deserve to be beaten! I have heard the reason Bates did not get a custodial sentence is she did not have the approx 10 previous convictions that THE HULK had!(Declan Peake) I have heard he has also previously been tagged etc! i have teenage sons and i would be devastated if my sons did something like this! So i feel for both family's involved!
I also believe that no matter what this lady has done (if she did do anything that is) she did not deserve to be beaten! I have heard the reason Bates did not get a custodial sentence is she did not have the approx 10 previous convictions that THE HULK had!(Declan Peake) I have heard he has also previously been tagged etc! i have teenage sons and i would be devastated if my sons did something like this! So i feel for both family's involved! jimlfixit4u

1:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

jimlfixit4u says...

Roger Francais wrote:
katarinak wrote:
From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again.
My sources have just confirmed this to be the case also.
After thought on previous comment and answer to this one! THE HULK did actually plead GUILTY!
[quote][p][bold]Roger Francais[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katarinak[/bold] wrote: From what I've heard the other lady was far from angelic in this incident. Nice to see you miss important facts out yet again.[/p][/quote]My sources have just confirmed this to be the case also.[/p][/quote]After thought on previous comment and answer to this one! THE HULK did actually plead GUILTY! jimlfixit4u

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