Ballymena Court hears man tipped over coffee table and 'punched ex-partner in face'

Ballymena Court hears man tipped over coffee table and 'punched ex-partner in face'

A WOMAN told police her ex-partner tipped over a coffee table and punched her on the side of the face, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard.

Details emerged as Marius Sredzinski (35), of Dunclug Gardens in the the town, admitted a charge of common assault in relation to December 4, 2020.

At court the defendant had the assistance of a Polish language interpreter.

A prosecutor said when interviewed by police the defendant admitted he flipped the table but had denied the punch.

The defendant appeared at court via a video link from prison where he was on remand in relation to another matter.

Handing down a five months sentence, suspended for a year, District Judge Nigel Broderick said it had been a "serious case of domestic assault".

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