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Man who attacked his girlfriend to pay £1,200

Redditch Editorial 9th Apr, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A HUNT END man has been ordered to pay more than £1,200 for kicking his girlfriend in the ribs and damaging two doors in her house on Christmas Day.

Stephen Paul McBride, of Little Acre, was sentenced at Redditch Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (April 8) after pleading guilty to causing £1,160 worth of damage to a Bromford Housing Association property, forcing entry and assaulting Katie Sadler.

Prosecutor, Adrian Jones, told the court McBride had been out drinking with his friends and heard Miss Sadler was having an affair.

When the 23-year-old returned to his girlfriend’s house at about 2.15am he accused her of seeing another man and became aggressive.

She went into her bedroom when he began to kick the door. He then headbutted it until his head got lodged and Miss Sadler had to help him free.

He continued to be abusive towards her before leaving.

The court heard how Miss Sadler then locked and bolted the front door behind him but he returned and started to kick the door in an attempt to get in.

Miss Sadler started to fear for her safety and called the police, but the door gave way and while she was still on the phone he kicked her in the left side of her ribs.

He then fled the scene when officers arrived.

McBride, who represented himself, said he was extremely remorseful.

“I am sorry, it was a stupid mistake and I wish it had never happened and that I did not listen to stupid rumours but that sorry is too late,” he added.

He was handed a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and was ordered to pay £1,160 compensation to Bromford Housing Association, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He will also have to complete probationary activities to control his drinking and violent behaviour.

Chair of the bench, Sue Perry, said: “These three offences you have been charged with and pleaded guilty to are very serious matters and hopefully now you understand the seriousness of these offences. You could have crossed the custody thresh hold.

“We do hope that all that work and rehabilitation will help you and you will not be in this court again.

“We hope that this is the end of your offending behaviour.”

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