Jail for man who assaulted partner

A MAN has been convicted after assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Michael Scully, 36, left Naretta Hogan with a black eye after banging her head on a bedroom door.

Bradford Crown Court heard how Scully had been in a relationship with Miss Hogan before the incident.

She had moved away to a safe house in the south of England but drove back to come and meet Scully at his mother’s house in March this year.

The court heard how she claimed this was because she was concerned for her family.

After leaving her three children at her parents’ house she went to see Scully at his mother’s house.

The pair shared a drink and socialised before going upstairs and having sexual intercourse. Scully’s mood then changed and he lost his temper and starting accusing her of sleeping with someone else.

He became aggressive and threw her to the floor.

Miss Hogan tried to leave but Scully grabbed her legs and pulled her back which caused her to fall and bang her head on the door giving her a black eye.

However, Miss Hogan then drove them to Blackpool where they stayed for several days before returning to Halifax.

Upon their return Hogan went to the police and Scully was arrested.

Scully, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault and a further charge of breaching an anti-social behaviour order.

Recorder Henry Prosser said: “You have pleaded guilty and so the complainant has avoided coming to court.

“These offences viewed together and individually pass the custody threshold.”

Scully was sentenced to four months in prison.

He was also made subject to a restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Hogan or her family.

He could face up to five years in prison if he does not keep to the order.