Man threw partner down stairs

A Belfast man threw his partner down stairs before emptying the contents of a colostomy bag over her, a court heard on Friday.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 5:14 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 5:16 pm
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Samuel Victor Hislop, 62, was given two years probation for an attack described as “nasty”.

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Hislop, a school car park attendant from Daphne Street in Belfast, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall was told the defendant abuses alcohol as part of a volatile relationship with the victim. However, the couple are expected to reconcile.

Imposing two years probation, Mrs Bagnall said: “This is a nasty incident, but he is to be credited for entering a plea at the outset.”