A MAN who carried out two separate attacks on his partner was told by a judge they showed the actions of a bully.
On two occasions, a week apart, Anthony Carter ended up punching the woman to the face.
The 34-year old man was also told by the judge, Recorder Barrie Searle at a Preston Crown Court hearing “This behaviour was, in my view, appalling and disgraceful”.
Carter of Lorne Road, Blackpool admitted two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, plus one of criminal damage to a mobile phone.
The offences dated back to January. In the first instance, he repeatedly punched the woman, as well as grabbing her around the throat, strangling her and kicking her in the stomach.
Then about a week later, Carter had again “flipped”, punching her to the face.
The relationship is now over, the court was told.
Bunty Batra, defending, said there had been no permanent injury.
Carter had spent the last four and a half months in custody - the equivalent of a nine months prison sentence.
He was given a community order which will involve 12 months’ supervision and 240 hours’ unpaid work.
The judge also told him: “But for the fact you have served the equivalent of a nine-month sentence, you would be going to custody today.”