New Mills man assaults girlfriend

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A New Mills man has escaped jail after assaulting his partner.

Roman Golder admitting hitting Kimberley Jones on July 25 at their home, at Torrs View Mill, Union Bank Road, New Mills.

High Peak Magistrates heard on Wednesday that the dad-of-four struck the victim on the right side of her head with his hand.

Prosecutor John Cooper said Golder, 32, the defendant then shouted at her in Polish, grabbed her by the arms and then hit the left side of her jaw.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said her client had “very limited recollection” of the incident due to being intoxicated.

Chairman of the Bench Pam Ashton sentenced Golder to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, comply with a 12-month supervision requirement and pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £80.

She deemed compensation unnecessary to the victim, as the court heard the couple were planning on reconciling.