Man ordered to complete unpaid work after injuring ex-partner in fight


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A man who left his partner bruised after a fight in his home has been ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Sam Franklin, aged 24, appeared at North Somerset Courthouse after he assaulted his ex-partner in his home in Blackdown Road, Portishead.

The victim said Franklin appeared very aggressive when he returned to the house following a night out at the pub.

The woman was left with bruises on her face and bite marks following the fight.

Mitigating, David Bird, told magistrates Franklin was of previous good character.

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He said: “Good sense would have been he did not go in to the address, but good sense unfortunately goes out of the window when alcohol has been consumed. It was an unexpected meeting between them.

“The defendant also had injuries. Photographs suggest he had a cut above his eye, and a bite mark on his arm.”

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Franklin, who now lives in Thornbury Road, Uphill, was sentenced to a 120 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £600 in compensation to his former partner.

He was also ordered to pay court costs of £135 and an £85 victim surcharge.

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