Grantham man punched cheating girlfriend in the face and threw TV

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A woman was left with a swollen face after her boyfriend found out she had cheated.

The victim was in bed at 1.45am on November 30 when she was woken up by a punch to the face.

James Bavister, 37, of Kinoulton Court, Grantham, admitted assaulting the woman who he had been in an on-off relationship for the last nine years.

Upon her confession he punched her again in the face and then according to the victim he picked up an old style 22 inch television and threw it at her, hitting her leg. Although he claims to have knocked the television off.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said: “He was completely drunk.”

Rob Arthur, defending, said: “He is sorry. This is not typical behaviour.”

Magistrates sentenced Bavister to a 12 month conditional discharge and imposed a 12 month restraining order to protect the victim. He was told to pay £50 compensation and £15 victim surcharge.