Man threw glass at his former partner - court told

A Waterside man has admitted assaulting his ex-partner in front of their five year-old child.

Daniel Allen, whose address was given on court papers as Anderson Crescent, pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated assault relating to an incident on April 6, last year.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard the 26-year-old refused to leave the woman’s home and he lifted the child. He then pushed the woman and threw a glass at her, causing it to smash. The court was told the glass struck the woman but she did not sustain any injuries.

Allen, who was self-represented, was advised by District Judge Barney McElholm to get a solicitor. The judge adjourned sentencing for a probation pre-sentence report to be compiled and the 26-year-old will appear in court again on August 24.