Man must pay his ex £100 compensation for attack

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A man who attacked his ex-partner at her Spalding home must pay £100 compensation for her injuries.

Timothy Kendall (27), of Branches Lane, Holbeach, hit Hayley Stacey-Pettitt’s forehead against a door frame and then banged her head against the corner of a kitchen cupboard after she had been out with friends.

Spalding magistrates heard Ms Stacey-Pettit had a lump on the side of her head, five red marks on her neck and one red mark on her jawline, where she had previously had surgery and metalwork inserted.

Kendall pleaded guilty to assault by beating at a hearing on January 17, when sentence was adjourned for a probation report.

At Thursday’s resumed hearing, Kendall was given 24 months supervision with a requirement to attend an offending behaviour programme.

He must also pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Kendall was asking questions about why Ms Stacey-Pettitt had gone out and was calling her friends “slags”.

He leapt up from a mattress in the sitting room and Ms Stacey-Pettitt said she knew he was going to hit her because he had done it before.

Solicitor Daven Naghen, mitigating, said there was a degree of provocation for the assault.

He said: “She comes home, an argument ensues in which she accuses him of being a bad dad, and at that point he loses his temper and goes on to assault her.

“He accepts his response was disproportionate.”

Magistrates decided a restraining order was not appropriate in the case.