A 27 year old man who hit his girlfriend’s head off the corner of a wall was given a suspended prison sentence last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.
Ronald Neil McCullough, no fixed abode from Craigavon, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm on January 14 this year.
The court heard that the incident happened at 12.55am when he hit the injured party’s head against the corner of a wall.
A barrister representing McCullough said he had no previous convictions for assault.
He explained that the defendant and the injured party had been going out for two and a half years and there was lots of drinking in the relationship.
He added that both were very drunk on the night in question and McCullough could not remember anything about the incident.
The barrister said it was unacceptable and very nasty behaviour. The defendant had spent four months in custody.
He added that this offence was out of character for the defendant.
District Judge, Mr Alan White, said McCullough had been subject to a suspended sentence at the time of the incident.
He sentenced him to four months in prison but suspended it for three years.