Court in Ballymena hears man was 'screaming' in face of pregnant partner

Court in Ballymena hears man was 'screaming' in face of pregnant partner

BALLYMENA Magistrates Court heard a man was "screaming" in the face of his then pregnant partner, and then punched a kitchen door.

Graham Dennis Fegan (23), a skip hire worker, with an address listed as Upper Springfield Road in Hannahstown, was sentenced on charges of common assault and criminal damage in relation to October 16 last year.

A defence solicitor accepted it had been an "unsavoury incident".

The court heard the woman gave birth to a boy on December 22 last year.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said the courts take a "very dim view" of incidents of domestic violence.

He added: "This lady was pregnant with your child and no doubt you caused her great emotional harm and fear. It's a very poor incident and reflects very poorly on you".

The defendant was put on Probation for a year and was also made the subject of a one year Restraining Order.