Man sentenced for assault on ex girlfriend
- Credit: Archant
A MAN has been forced to pay compensation to his ex-girlfriend after pulling her by the hair, biting her, and spitting in her face on multiple occasions.
North Somerset Courthouse heard on October 23 how Nathan Barrett began dating Demi-Lee Wilson in January this year.
But the court was told the relationship quickly turned ‘volatile’.
A statement from Ms Wilson read out in court detailed the first incident.
In it, she said: “He told me to pack my stuff and get out.
You may also want to watch:
“He grabbed hold of my hair tight, pulling me hard towards him and spat in my face.”
Barrett then bit Ms Wilson’s thigh, leaving a substantial bruise.
- 1 PICTURES: Look inside Weston's Revo Kitchen
- 2 'Not the slightest chance' Tropicana lido will return to Weston
- 3 Wetherspoon staff isolating after positive Covid-19 case
- 4 Weston-super-Mare's Jake Cornish in Love Island 2021
- 5 Unusual spike in Covid cases in parts of North Somerset
- 6 Coronavirus vaccine centre for young people opens in Weston town centre
- 7 Public consultation begins on proposed improvements along the A38
- 8 Scores enjoy village scarecrow trail based on TV characters
- 9 'It was just horrible' says Tiktok influencer after visit to Weston beach
- 10 Family pub reopens after lockdown transformation
The relationship then ended in March, leading to a further incident to take place outside Ms Wilson’s home when Barrett went to pick up his belongings.
Barrett’s defence said: “He’s now moved out of this area.
“The relationship is over and there is certainly no prospect of reconciliation.
“He was in a very short relationship, just a few months. A very volatile relationship.”
Barrett, aged 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating and one count of sending threatening messages via Facebook to his ex-girlfriend.
Barrett, formerly of Bridge Road in Weston, but now living in Orchard Way in Oxfordshire, was handed a 12-month community order requiring him to complete 100 hours of unpaid community work.
The court also ordered him to pay Ms Wilson £200 in compensation as well as £85 costs and a £65 victim surcharge.