Man attacked partner in a drunken row
A MAN threw a glass at his partner and pulled her along by her hair, a court heard.
Gareth Ham also had the woman in a choke hold after a drunken row, Plymouth magistrates were told.
The 27-year-old, of Norwich Avenue, in Whitleigh, admitted assaulting the woman by beating during the incident on September 1.
Prosecutor Michael French, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said the pair were seen arguing at an address on the Hoe.
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Witnesses saw Ham throw a glass at the woman, hitting her on the back, he told the court.
Mr French said Ham was then seen to hold her in a choke hold from behind.
He then moved around her front and threw or pushed her into a television set, he told the court.
Mr French added that the witnesses had tried to separate the pair, but Ham had proceeded to pull the woman along by her hair as she struggled to stay on her feet.
The woman did not push ahead with a complaint to the police, the court was told.
Defence solicitor Graham Kinchin, for Ham, said the couple were still together and the victim was in court to support Ham.
He added that he was tackling his problems, and was attending sessions with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Ham was under the care of a community psychiatric nurse, Mr Kinchin said.
Magistrates gave him a two-year community order with a requirement to take part in the Building Better Relationships Programme, which is aimed at tackling problems with domestic abuse.