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Man sentenced for assaulting partner on boozy night out

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A man has been sentenced for assaulting his “drunk” partner on a night out in Sudbury.

John Stebbings, of Mallard Way, Great Cornard, admitted pushing Barbara Anstead, causing her head to hit a car window.

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court heard that Miss Anstead was heavily intoxicated when Stebbings tried to move her.

Prosecutor Ian Devine told the court that Stebbings became angry with his partner following a night out together as she was supposed to drive but, after drinking three glasses of wine, was “too drunk” to do so.

Stebbings, representing himself, admitted being angry and swearing at his partner.

“I pushed her harder than I should have and her head hit the window,” he added.

The 55-year-old was also accused of striking Miss Anstead – something he denied – by a passerby who witnessed the incident on April 19.

Stebbings admitted using unnecessary force when trying to move his partner and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge by magistrates at Monday’s hearing.

 

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