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Double assault on ex-partner

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A man must pay £100 compensation to his ex-partner following two separate assaults.

Lincolnshire Police were alerted by Hayley Belham and officers in Cambridgeshire on July 20 after Ms Belham went to hospital following the incidents at her Crowland home.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said Ms Belham told police she’s had a disagreement with Russell Merries on July 15 and he pushed her against a wall and grabbed her around the neck with both hands.

She managed to get him out, but he forced his way back and shook her.

Mr Wood said Merries returned to the address on July 19, when he headbutted Ms Belham, pushed her to the sofa and grabbed her by the throat.

When she tried to leave, he threw her to the floor.

Solicitor Sara Young, mitigating, said there was no headbutt in the second incident, describing it as a “grappling situation”.

She said: “He accepts that things got out of hand and he accepts that he behaved in a way that was quite unsatisfactory.”

Merries (41), of Roberts Street, Rushden, admitted both assaults and was given two years supervision by probation and must attend a building better relationships programme. He was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

 

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