Dad threw ashtray at partner after row

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A JAIL sentence hangs over a father-of-two who attacked his partner and her mother during a bust-up in Tibshelf.

After being excluded from a shopping trip, Lee Richards (40) threw an ashtray ‘like a frisbee’ and it struck his partner’s left cheek, prosecutor Andrew Legge told Chesterfield magistrates last Wednesday.

“Her mother asked what he was doing and he grabbed her and pulled her over a sofa, causing her face to hit the sofa,” he said.

Richards, of Victoria Drive, Blackwell, initially denied the 13th December assaults but later changed his pleas to guilty.

He was handed a 12-week jail term, suspended for two years, and a two-year probation supervision order.

Denney Lau, for Richards, said it was an isolated incident of violence.