Care home boss Michael Bailey throttled doctor with a tie
CARE home boss Michael Bailey viciously punched a doctor during an angry confrontation after relentlessly harassing him with a string of pestering telephone calls.
He "throttled" the doctor with his own tie after going to his home to demand advice about his deteriorating medical condition, Grimsby Crown Court heard.
Bailey, 64, of Cheapside, Waltham, admitted harassing Dr Stephen Moss by putting him in fear of violence between January 1 and March 5.
Dr Moss managed to overpower Bailey. His tie had been pulled so tightly that he could not release it and had to force it over his head to get it off. He suffered bruises, grazes and swelling. His glasses were snapped in half.
Dr Moss later said he felt "violated and threatened" by what happened and was extremely worried that Bailey would return to attack him again – or worse. He felt unsafe in his own home.
Andrew Bailey, mitigating, said the care home boss lost perspective and his medical problems became an obsession, leading him to become increasingly and unreasonably frustrated.
"As his problems got worse and got more and more on top of him, he was tipped over the edge and behaved in this way, which is something he is quite ashamed of," said Mr Bailey.
Bailey was given a one-year suspended prison sentence, a two-year supervision order and a six-month 10pm to 6am curfew. He was given an indefinite restraining order, banning him from contacting Dr Moss by any means and from entering his home street.