Wrexham man jailed for assaults on partner

Published date: 14 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MAN who twice assaulted his former partner has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Paul Gerard Loose, 23, of Pentre Gwyn, Wrexham, also admitted two charges of criminal damage.

Flintshire Magistrates Court heard that on February 1, he called at the victim’s home to collect his belongings.

She passed them to him and closed the door but then a slab was used to smash a window in the front door.

Police attended and it was found he had also smashed a car window nearby.

His former partner Maria Hughes revealed he had assaulted her two days earlier when he grabbed her, pushed her to the floor and she suffered bruising to the bottom of her back.

Arrested, Loose said they often argued and fought and claimed he acted in self-defence.

He initially pleaded not guilty but  he changed his plea to guilty yesterday and admitted a fresh assault on Tuesday this week.

He struck her and punched her twice and she needed six stitches to her lip and eye lid, Helen Tench, prosecuting, said.

Loose received a 16-week prison sentence and an indefinite restraining order was made not to approach the victim.

He was ordered to pay her £300 compensation and £100 each for the damage to the door and to the car.

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