A Mildenhall man who broke his partner’s nose in front of their children has been given a nine month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.
Lee Adamson, 37, of High Street had pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm after attacking his partner last September.
The earlier hearing heard that he and his partner had been at a festival at Elveden and had been drinking ‘significantly’.
He attacked his partner at the time allegedly striking her in the face five times. This had been in front of children the court heard.
Richard Potts on behalf of Adamson said he had told police he was ‘deeply sorry’ for what had happened and as a result had lost his partner and his children. The incident had been out of character for Adamson who did not have a history of violence.
He was ordered to pay £250 compensation, carry out 100 hours of community work and to be under Probation supervision for 12 months,
At his sentencing on Monday at Ipswich Crown Court Mr Recorder Christopher Makey told him: “In my view the real downside of this offence was not just that you assaulted your then partner and broke her nose but that this was carried out in the presence of your and her children.”