Man punches ex-girlfriend in face

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A MAN punched his ex-girlfriend in the face when she became “hard work” during a gathering at his flat.

Preston Crown Court heard how Jason Morgan reacted violently over her trying on his clothes, emptying cider onto the carpet and biting and kicking him.

He later told police he had given her a “crack on the nose”.

The 33-year-old, formerly of Livingstone Road, Blackpool, had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was appearing in court for sentencing.

The judge was told the attack happened while the defendant was living at the flat in January this year.

Paul Brookwell, prosecuting, told the court how a group of friends had been drinking around at the flat during the day.

It seemed a great deal of alcohol had been consumed during the session.

But the attack took place when some of the members of the group left the flat to get more drink.

In his own words, Morgan said the female had started to become “hard work”.

She put his clothes on and he told her to take them off.

She emptied a bottle of cider onto the carpet before she started kicking him.

She then went on to bite him on the wrist.

Mr Brookwell added: “In his words, he said he gave her a crack on the nose.

“This caused the bridge of the nose to cut and bleed.

“On one occasion, the defendant said he may have punched her more than once, but no more than two or three times.”

He put her out of the flat after that.

Morgan’s previous convictions included some violence in past relationships.

His barrister Peter Horgan said the defendant was now trying to put his life back in order.

He had spent some time on remand.

He was given a four months jail term, but the court was told he would not serve any more time in prison following the hearing, due to the number of days he earlier spent on remand.

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