Heacham girlfriend assaulted in front of baby girl

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A kitchen porter who held his partner round the throat in front of their three-month-old daughter has been sentenced to a two-year community order.

David Saunders, 38, grabbed his girlfriend round the throat when he came home drunk in the early hours and an argument erupted, Lynn magistrates heard.

Their baby was on the sofa at the time of the attack, at around 2am in the morning, as his partner had got up to feed her.

Saunders, who works for a local hotel, appeared before the court on Tuesday for sentence after admitting carrying out the assault at their flat in Station Road, Heacham, on October 26.

Susanna Chowdhury, prosecuting, said: “During the argument, the defendant grabbed her by the right arm and pushed her. She ran to phone her father for help, but the defendant pulled the phone from the socket. He then grabbed her round the throat and squeezed.”

Ruth Johnson, for Saunders, said his behaviour was “unacceptable”. She also said his partner wants to reunite and he would like to “build a better future for them”.

Saunders, currently living at Blenheim Road, Sculthorpe, was sentenced to a community order with a two-year supervision requirement and domestic violence programme requirement. He was also ordered to pay a total of £145 costs.