Forest Town man sentenced after birthday assault

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A Forest Town man has been sentenced for assaulting his partner with a kitchen chair after celebrating his birthday.

Andrew William Scott Hood, of Yew Tree Avenue, threw the chair at his partner after a drunken row.

The 50-year-old appeared before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Prosecuting Wayne Wallis said the pair had been out celebrating his birthday on 12th November, 2014, and went home. He played music loudly in their home but his partner was unhappy with the noise.

He said: “Hood asked his partner why she was miserable and she replied because of him playing loud music. He then verbally abused her and said her children hated her and her dad hated her and that she was ugly.”

He said his partner of 20 years laughed at him and then replied that he was ‘pathetic’.

Mr Wallis added: “He picked up a kitchen chair and she thought he was going to hurt her with it. He threw it and it hit her right leg and caused her severe pain.”

She then went into the living room and called the police. Hood pleaded guilty to the charge of assault by beating.

Hood told magistrates: “I am very sorry for the pain I have put my family through. I won’t be drinking again. It has been a very bad year and very stressful.”

He was given a community order with supervision for 12 months, 40 hours of unpaid work, and made to pay costs of £85 of victim surcharge of £60.