A man who headbutted a pregnant woman and then kicked a constable in the face after police were called to deal with his domestic violence has been handed a suspended jail term.
Connor Daniel Challinor, 23, promised a Carlisle Crown Court judge he would mend his ways as he was sentenced today for a string of crimes committed on 16th November.
Challinor turned violent after returning drunk to the city address where he lived with his pregnant partner at the time.
As the pair argued, he punched her upper arm and – after she slapped him – he headbutted her in the face, causing bruising.
During the evening incident, Challinor also recklessly assaulted a bystander as he hurled a PlayStation games console which bounced off a bed, and caused damage to a bedroom wall, mirror and lamp.
As he was arrested, Challinor kicked out violently, connecting with the face of a female PC who was left with a burst lip.
He admitted assaulting an emergency worker, two common assaults, two criminal damage charges and cannabis possession – offences which also put him in breach of a previously imposed prison sentence.
Recorder Neville Biddle heard mitigation from a barrister and also from Challinor himself, who stated: “I want to say sorry for what I have done. I don’t need to be in jail. It is not going to help me in any way.”
Admitting he had “grappled” with the case and what he called “serious offences”, Recorder Biddle suspended a nine-month jail term for two years.
Challinor, latterly of Wadsworth Road, Carlisle, must also complete rehabilitation and a “building better relationships course”.