UK news Belfast man avoids jail over drink-fuelled attack that left ex bruised and missing patches of hair last news
PremierLeague-News.Com - A north Belfast man who dragged an ex-girlfriend through his flat, pulling out clumps of her hair, has been put on probation for two years.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "A north Belfast man who dragged an ex-girlfriend through his flat, pulling out clumps of her hair, has been put on probation for two years. Nigel Townsley (47) was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service for a drink-fuelled attack which left the victim with carpet burns.Townsley, of Mount Vernon House, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.Belfast Magistrates Court heard he turned violent when an argument flared in the early hours of August 1 last year.Prosecutors said Townsley punched the woman on the side of the head and dragged her from the kitchen to the living room."He was pulling her hair, causing some of it to come out," a Crown lawyer submitted.Further blows were said to have been inflicted, causing bruising and multiple marks.
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.Referring to the latest incident, defence barrister Richard McConkey said the victim went to his client’s apartment after their relationship ended."Both these individuals were highly intoxicated when police called at the property, which perhaps explains how this flared up," counsel added."But nothing can justify his behaviour."Deputy District Judge Anne Marshall told Townsley she initially intended to jail him.Imposing the combination of probation and community service, Judge Marshall warned of the consequences of failing to abide by the terms.She said: "You will go straight to custody, and it will be for more than seven months because that’s what you got last time.""
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