Briefs encounter led to ‘slap’ on cheek

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man threw out his former girlfriend’s underwear and then attacked her during an argument.

David Johnson pushed her onto a couch and punched her on the cheek in front of a two-year-old child.

Johnson, 38, of Cambridge Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault and damage at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

He was sentenced to a 12 months conditional order with 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, fined £55 with £85 costs and ordered to pay compensation of £300 plus a £150 court charge by Blackpool magistrates.

When interviewed he said he had hit his former partner in the face with an open hand.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Johnson had mental health issues for which he wanted help and guidance.