A MOTHER who protected her daughter from ‘unwanted attention’ was attacked, a court heard.

Callam Burdis, 20, of Lon Dderwen in Connah’s Quay appeared at Mold Crown Court after hitting Sadie Williams so hard he caused a displaced fractured cheekbone.

The then 19-year-old admitted to causing grievous bodily harm.

Prosecuting Dafydd Roberts said Burdis was in a relationship with Ms Williams’ daughter, Megan.

On December 1, last year, she was awoken by her daughter Megan, knocking on the door crying after the police brought her home following ‘an incident between her and the defendant’.

Around 15-minutes later, Burdis turned up at the house wanting to speak to Megan and he ‘tried to push’ his way in.

The court heard how an argument occurred and Burdis grabbed Megan by her wrist whilst Ms Williams ‘shouted him to get off her’ and pushed him.

As a result of that, he punched Ms Williams ‘so hard it knocked her to the ground’.

Mr Roberts said Ms Williams recalled feeling dizzy, could see black spots and was ‘in agony’.

She was left needing surgery to her fractured cheek bones and had no feeling to the left side of her face.

Burdis, who has seven previous convictions, later apologised for what he had done and asked ‘for forgiveness’.

Andrew Green, defence counsel, said Burdis recognised the incident was ‘significant’ and ‘clearly crosses the custody threshold’.

The court heard how this behaviour ‘had to end full stop’ but since his teenage years, Burdis was ‘beginning to show greater maturity’.

Mr Green added that there was ‘another side’ to Burdis and asked the judge to ‘draw back from immediate custody’.

Judge Niclas Parry said: “A mother protects her daughter from your unwanted, drunken attention and you punch her with such force you cause a displaced fractured cheek.

“That required an operation and the consequences are continuing and far reaching. This is clearly a case where only a prison sentence can be justified.”

Burdis was given 25 per cent credit for his guilty plea.

Judge Parry, added: “You were immediately remorseful, that was before any police involvement and is evident by that text message.

“This was one punch, and I accept the consequences and the severity of the injury was unintended.”

Burdis was given a 15-month custodial sentence which was suspended for two-years.

He was also ordered to complete a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and 200-hours of unpaid work.

Judge Parry also ordered a curfew for three-months between 6.30pm and 6am and a restraining order was made.