A GRANDMOTHER'S birthday party descended into violence after two brothers began brawling in view of family members and children.

Appearing in court to be sentenced, Jake Brian Shone, of Wern Ucha, Bagillt, was handed a 26 week jail sentence, suspended for a year and told to pay compensation to his victims following the incident at his grandmother's house on Conway Close, Flint.

Shone, 23, had originally denied assaulting his ex-partner Hannah Jones and her friend Danielle Powell at the family barbecue on June 24, but he was found guilty of both offences on August 30 as well as a charge of criminal damage after he smashed Ms Jones' mobile phone.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting at Flintshire Magistrates Court, said Shone had arrived at the party, which he had not been invited to, in his girlfriend's car and marched up to the front door where he was met by Ms Powell.

He pushed Ms Powell, who was two months pregnant at the time, into a shoe cabinet before a fight broke out with her partner Dylan Shone, the defendant's brother.

Ms Jones, who separated from Shone in August 2017, tried to split up the fight, before her former partner demanded to see his two children who were also at the party.

Ms Jones described Shone as behaving "like a possessed bull, eyes wide and fuming with anger" and after he physically lifted her up and moved her out of the way he grabbed her phone when she tried to call the police and smashed it against the patio.

In a victim impact statement read to the Mold court, Ms Jones said she had been forced to change her routine because of her ex-partner's behaviour which had left their four-year-old son "terrified".

She said she was "petrified" of Shone and worried that he "seems to get away with everything" following previous incidents of domestic abuse for which the 23-year-old was serving a community order at the time of the incident.

Gary Harvey, defending, said Shone, who is not working, had been diagnosed with a number of mental health issues but had engaged well with probation service staff.

Sentencing Shone, District Judge Gwyn Jones said: "The domestic context of this offending makes it more serious as it shows a violation of trust and impact on the extended family, especially the children.

"We may never know what impact it may have on the children but this was a happy occasion where you went in and messed it all up.

"You are not able to control your anger and you are selfish and don't have the courage to accept your guilt."

Shone was handed a 14 week sentence for assaulting Ms Jones and 12 weeks for assaulting Ms Powell to run consecutively and suspended for 12 months. Both women will receive £150 compensation with Shone also being made the subject of a restraining order not to approach both for five years.

He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to Ms Jones for the phone, £115 victim surcharge and £300 costs and take part in 15 days of rehabilitation with a requirement to attend 35 sessions.