Meden Vale man was 'nearly comatose' with drink when he attacked his partner

A Meden Vale man was ‘nearly comatose’ with drink when he launched a brutal attack on his partner, a court has been told.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:52 am

Connor Lee Kelly was watching rugby before he returned to his partner's home in Warsop on November 1, 2019, said prosecutor Annelli Pritchard.

"Without warning he grabbed her ankles and pulled her towards him," she said.

He began hitting the woman with both hands in the face and head, as she was ‘screaming to tell him to stop’.

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Nottingham Magistrates Court where Connor Lee Kelly was sentenced.

Kelly grabbed her by the throat, lifted her off the floor and pinned her to the bathroom door – and continued to punch her in the face.

The court was told his victim, with whom he had been in a relationship for a number of years, was left with bruising to her face, neck and chest.

Olivia Haggar, mitigating, said Kelly deserved credit for his early guilty plea and he was of previous good character.

“There is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation,” she said. “There is no pattern to this behaviour. There is clear evidence of remorse.

“The last 18 months have been a sobering time for Mr Kelly. He lost his family life as a result of this incident.

“This incident was clearly an aberration. Everything indicates it is a one-off.”

Ms Haggar said a proposed ban on him entering Warsop would be impossible for him to comply with.

Kelly, 29, of Egmanton Road, Meden Vale, pleaded guilty to assault.

On Wednesday, Magistrates in Nottingham imposed a 12-month community order and a two-year restraining order banning him from contacting his former partner.

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