Court bans man from seeing ‘ex’

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A LAVENHAM man, who kicked his former partner and threw her into a wall, was given a community penalty and a restraining order this week.

Stephen Charles Younge, 44, returned to Bury Magistrates’ Court on Monday to be sentenced, after having been found guilty of assaulting Kate Younge by beating at a previous trial.

He gave his address as care of Meadow Close.

Prosecuting, Ian Devine said: “The court found the evidence of the witness was credible and compelling, together with other prosecution witnesses.”

Outlining the case, he said on July 27 an argument broke out between the couple.

Miss Younge, who changed her name from Penny by deed poll, said it started with Younge, the father of her three-year-old son, kicking her to the floor, then grabbing her hair and throwing her into a wall, while shouting vulgarity, said Mr Devine.

The following day, Miss Younge visited her doctor complaining of a tender stomach, bruised ribs and a headache.

Unrepresented in court, Younge told magistrates he was self-employed and currently worked seven days a week.

He was handed a 12-month community order, with supervision and 100 hours’ unpaid work and a two-year restraining order, preventing him from contacting Miss Younge, going to her home or to Café Knit.

He was ordered to pay £625 in costs and £150 in compensation.