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Choking ex leads to court

A MAN who flouted the conditions of a domestic violence order by digging his fingers into his victim's throat during an altercation has appeared in court.

The 21-year-old man succumbed to the woman's invitations to come and visit her at her home, despite being prohibited from doing so.

The woman attended the Warwick Police Station on February 4, with visible bruising around her neck.

The couple became embroiled in altercation earlier that morning, during which the man grabbed the woman's arm and slapped her in the face.

When the woman began to cry, the man mocked her before reaching for her keys, which he put into his mouth.

He then grabbed the woman's throat, digging his fingers into her neck and leaving bruises.

The woman reached into the man's mouth and pulled out her keys, before he kicked her in the legs and buttocks and took off with their young child.

A court order made on January 16 prohibited contact between the two.

In a separate incident on February 17, police were called to a Warwick residence following a 000 call by the woman.

Officers found the woman in the street, yelling that the man had hit her in the face and stomach.

Defence counsel for the man told the court the woman in question still tried to contact his client but he had severed all communication with her.

He added his client admitted to assaulting the woman and was tired of her always playing the victim.

The man was sentenced to three months jail, wholly suspended for 12 months, placed on 18 months probation and fined $300.

Topics:  court, domestic violence




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