A man who broke his girlfriend’s nose after an argument has been jailed.
Kieran Damien Breslin, whose address was given as St Columb’s Wells, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily relating to an incident on February 13.
He assaulted admitted common assault, making a threat to kill, criminal damage and assaulting and resisting police.
These charges are also in relation to an assault on the same injured party.
The local magistrates court heard that the 34-year-old and his girlfriend had an argument about the amount of medication he had taken.
He punched her once to the face, breaking her nose.
Breslin then grabbed a knife from he kitchen and the injured party fled from the house and phoned police.
It was revealed the woman had to have reconstructive surgery to her nose.
In June Breslin assaulted the woman again, punching her about the face and grabbing her by the throat.
He also pulled a hand rail off a wall in her house.
During police interview Breslin claimed he couldn’t remember assaulting the woman as he had consumed 15 cans of beer. He also claimed that ‘alcohol puts him in bad form when he is around the injured party’.
The 34-year-old also admitted causing damage to an electronic tag whilst on bail.
Defence counsel Eoghan Devlin said the 34-year-old suffers from mental health problems and ‘consuming vast quantities of alcohol has done nothing but make the situation worse’.
District Judge Barney McElholm jailed Breslin for a total of 11 months and imposed an offender levy of £25.