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Carlisle man headbutted pregnant woman and kicked PC in the face

Carlisle Crown Court
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”.‬

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