Assaulted ex-partner

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A MAN who assaulted his former partner was given a three-year restraining order to prevent him having any contact except via a solicitor or court welfare officer.

Benjamin Allen (23), of Saxon Close, Spalding, appeared before District Judge Richard Blake on Thursday for sentence on two counts of assaulting Laura Sandall. He pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing but the cases were proved.

Allen was also sentenced to two years supervision and must attend a domestic violence programme. He was also ordered to pay £300 costs.

Mr Blake said Allen’s conduct towards Ms Sandall amounted to “plainly and simply bullying this young lady”.