Judge in Ballymena tells man: 'You are a violent man, you beat up females'

Judge in Ballymena tells man: 'You are a violent man, you beat up females'

A MAN who "bent back" an ex-partner's finger was told by a judge: "You are a violent man, you beat up females".

District Judge Nigel Broderick was speaking to Sean Brannigan (33), with an address at Broadway Avenue in Ballymena.

He was at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, for sentencing after previously admitting a charge of common assault on October 5 last year.

The defendant had a record.

The judge deferred sentencing until July next year to see if Brannigan could keep out of trouble.

A one year Restraining Order was also imposed.