A WARNDON man punched his partner in the face three times after she broke the headphones he was wearing, a court has heard.
Nathan Wiggin, of Selsey Close, had been in a relationship with Filipa Martins for about four months when he violently assaulted her in the early hours of the morning on July 30.
At 5am the pair had an argument as he had accused her of seeing another man then she tried to take the headphones he was wearing off him but broke them, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (September 19).
The 35-year-old then punched her to the right side of the face three times – which caused him to dislocate his hand – and pushed her on to the sofa before police were called to arrest him, the court was also told.
Defending solicitor Chris Aggrey said: “My client tells me the complainant has been going round there (to his address).
“I have only met him today but the first thing he said to me was he’s concerned the complainant has had contact with him and that she is going out of her way to be malicious to him and his family.
“He doesn’t intend to reconcile with her but his concerns are that she will use a restraining order to get him in further trouble which is something he doesn’t want to do.”
Wiggin was handed a two-year community order, with two years of supervision, and ordered to complete eight sessions of the one-to-one domestic abuse work book.
A restraining order was also put in place for Wiggin to have no contact directly or indirectly with Miss Martins and not to attend Ennerdale Close.
District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “As far as I’m concerned it’s clear she already wants to have nothing more to do with you. It seems you are quite concerned about her contacting you but I take the view I need to protect her from you.
“I accept you do have difficulties and you will need a lot of help and assistance from the probation service to make sure this sort of thing doesn’t happen again as this was a serious allegation of assault.”
District Judge Cadbury also ordered Wiggin to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £60.