Scunthorpe man slammed partner's head against dressing table and bit her, court told
A SCUNTHORPE man who subjected his partner to a ‘brutal’ attack in which he slammed her head against a dressing table has been given a community order.
District Judge Daniel Curtis told Richard Henderson, 41, of Sandhouse Crescent, Scunthorpe he could have quite easily sent him to prison for four months for the attack on his partner, Tracy Pinder.
However, Mr Curtis said he wanted to ensure no-one else was subjected to such an assault, which is why he issued Henderson with a community order.
Henderson pleading guilty to an offence of assault by beating.
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Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, told North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court in Scunthorpe that the incident happened following a night out with friends.
When the pair returned home, Henderson he was described as being in a ‘rage.’
She said: “He tried to get the engagement ring off her finger. He bit her and then took the ring from her.
“He then banged her head against the corner of the dresser.”
In a victim impact statement Ms Pinder said the incident had left her feeling scared, degraded, frightened and said Henderson’s behaviour was ‘beyond a joke.’
Sunil Dhinsa, mitigating said Henderson was extremely remorseful and that he had made strides to address his alcohol issues that were the root of this incident.
District Judge Daniel Curtis described the facts of the case as ‘dreadful’ but said he wanted to help Henderson deal with his alcohol problems.
Henderson was given a 12-month community order with supervision, a six-month alcohol treatment requirement and ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.