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Man hit his partner with a kettle, court heard
12:02pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
A MAN struck his partner in the back with a kettle while she was making a bottle for their baby son.
Drunken Wayne McNally, who was holding the eight month old tot, then punched her to the floor and kicked her several times.
The woman fled from the house with the baby and flagged down a neighbour who drove her to the police station.
McNally, 29, was given a 16 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months by a judge at Manchester magistrates’ court.
District Judge Khalid Qureshi said “This was a sustained attack with a weapon and what you did crossed the custody threshold.
“But you have no previous convictions for violence and I am prepared to suspend the sentence.”
McNally, of Longford Close, Stretford, admitted a charge of common assault last October. He will have to attend an integrated domestic abuse programme and pay £500 costs and £80 victim surcharge.
The attack happened after the couple returned home from a night out in the pub.
Prosecutor Katherine Eccles said after hitting his partner with the kettle he threw it at her and punched her in the face.
McNally had pleaded guilty on a basis that was rejected by the court. He claimed they were both drunk and she attacked him.