Woman ran to public pay phone in Cullybackey to call for help after her boyfriend 'kicked her in the stomach'

Woman ran to public pay phone in Cullybackey to call for help after her boyfriend 'kicked her in the stomach'

A WOMAN (19) ran to a public pay phone in Cullybackey to call for help after her boyfriend was verbally abusive to her inside their home and 'kicked her in the stomach'.

It was said the defendant Jordan Stewart then threw stones at his girlfriend and threw a hair brush towards her.

A prosecutor told Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, that around 1.10pm on June 1 this year police were tasked to an "ongoing domestic assault" at a phone box at Kilmakevit Road.

Police saw the woman who said five minutes earlier her boyfriend, the defendant, had been verbally abusive and he kicked her in the stomach and she found it heard to breathe.

She told officers the defendant had followed her to the call box and took a phone from her and threw a hair brush at her which smashed on the ground.

Stewart (22), of Kilmakevitt Road, then "threw stones at her neck and chest," the court was told, but no injuries were recorded by police.

During a police interview the defendant said he had "argued" at the phone box and tried to "trip" his girlfriend and thought he "caught her on the leg but not on the stomach".

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the woman has now "reconciled" with the defendant.

The case was adjourned to October 5 to see if the injured party needs a Restraining Order.

  • Main picture: The incident is believed to have happened at this phone box in Cullybackey. Image: Google Maps.