A COUPLE'S fishing trip did not go to plan.

They drank some wine, fell out and during an argument full-time window cleaner Wayne Williams threw his partner's handbag into a lake.

She went in to retrieve her belongings, he got her out of the water but later when they went home he struck her face and also pushed her.

District Judge Gwyn Jones said he always thought fishing was a relaxing pastime.

"It is clear that fishing and three to four bottles of wine over a period of time don't go together," he told Williams at North East Wales Magistrates Court.

Emotions got the better of him and he threw her handbag into the pond causing significant upset.

The victim had not wanted to co-operate with the police but to his credit he had accepted his responsibility.

"Your behaviour was completely and utterly inappropriate," the judge said, adding that in view of his physical build he could have caused significant injury.

Williams, 35, of Cegidog Avenue in Ffrith, between Mold and Wrexham, admitted assaulting Charlotte Madeley on June 2. He had no previous convictions.

He was placed on a 12 month community order and ordered to carry out 160 hours unpaid work and must pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.

The Mold court heard how they had been fishing at Caergwrle, they drank alcohol, they argued and he accused her of having an affair.

He threw her handbag containing her house and car keys, her mobile phone and cash, into the lake.

She shouted at him and in her first account to the police said he struck her to the face causing an injury.

The victim went into the lake to try to retrieve her possessions and he went in and got her back out.

They went home, he sought assistance with his mental health and called the police and an ambulance.

Solicitor Laura Preston-Hayes, defending, stressed her client had no previous convictions.

There had been no issues in the relationship previously.

It was the defendant himself who called the police and an ambulance to ask for help with his mental health.

Williams was now on medication, everything was going really well and there were no issues with his temper or mood swings.

It was fair to say his partner had not mentioned the push.

That was something he admitted to the police.

The court heard Williams was working long hours but he would be able to do unpaid work.