A MAN punched his girlfriend and threw her onto a car bonnet, a court heard.
David Michael Bowen, of Ffordd Offa, Cefn Mawr, grabbed his partner, Tania Leigh Rose and repeatedly punched her “four or five times” in the face in a Wrexham shopping centre car park.
He then threw her onto the bonnet of a car on Smithfield Road, Wrexham.
At a hearing at Wrexham Magistrates Court Bowen, 29, was handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after he was charged with an assault and a separate charge of causing criminal damage.
In a change of plea, Bowen pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Rose.
He had previously denied the charge at a hearing on September 9.
He also admitted a charge of criminal damage, having damaged the car windscreen of a vehicle belonging to Bethan Turner.
It was parked on Smithfield Road at the time of the attack.
The incident took place on June 28 at 6.30pm outside the shopping centre.
Tracy Willingham, prosecuting, told the court an eyewitness saw Bowen grab Miss Rose and punch her repeatedly in the face “four or five times”.
She added Bowen then threw Miss Rose onto the bonnet of a car parked on Smithfield Road.
She broke down in tears and was heard shouting: “I’m not going with you. Look at what you have done to me.”
Miss Willingham said Gwendaline Hughes, a second eyewitness whose daughter’s car was damaged during the attack, told police she saw Bowen punch his victim “at least three to four times” to the face.
Andy Holliday, defending, said Miss Rose did not wish to make a complaint.
He said the incident was covered on CCTV.
The windscreen of the car belonging to Ms Turner was badly damaged in the incident.
Bowen was ordered to pay £80 compensation and fined £400 for the criminal damage.
He was also ordered to pay £550 court costs, the figure reflecting the costs incurred by his earlier not guilty plea to the assault charge.
Bowen must also pay a victim surcharge of £80.
This will bring his total financial penalty up to £1,110.
Alan Moore, chairing the magistrates’ bench, said: “This is a serious offence and the sentence reflects that.
“We could have sent you to prison immediately but we are going to suspend the sentence.”
Bowen was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work in conjunction with his sentence.