Thug kicked heavily pregnant girlfriend in stomach after being asked to turn music down

“Officers were quickly informed by the complainant she had been punched inside the address and kicked by him to the stomach”

Michael Bunch

Mr Bunch said: “Officers were quickly informed by the complainant she had been punched inside the address and kicked by him to the stomach, which is obviously significant given her heavily pregnant condition at the time. 

“The defendant was clearly intoxicated and made comments about what he intended to do in future in relation to her.” 

As a result of Moore’s violent outburst, the victim sustained a bloodied nose and a black eye. 

Newcastle Crown Court heard Moore had tried to hurt himself in a police car, kicked two officers who tried to restrain him and spat at a female officer who was watching him in hospital. 

Addressing Moore, Judge Gittin said: “It was a disgraceful series of acts of drunken violence, much of which was committed in the presence of children and was aimed predominantly towards your heavily pregnant partner, just because she had the temerity to as you to turn the music down.

“You assaulted her in the house, she had to flee with her four-year-old child into the street.

“With neighbours concerned and calling the police, you were seen to punch her in the face while she was holding that child. 

“You had previously kicked her with a training shod foot, not just lashed out but kicked her in her stomach, where her unborn baby lay.

“You vented your anger in other forms, smashing a door in the property with a chair and all the while there were at least two other children in the property, clearly distressed and affected by what you were doing.” 

Moore admitted assault, actual bodily harm, three counts of assaulting emergency workers and criminal damage. 

The 32-year-old was sentenced to 20 months suspended for two years, 150 hours unpaid work and a three month monitored curfew. 

Mr Grittin said he would look at the “broader picture” considering Moore provides financial and emotional support to the women he has children with.

Jennifer Coxon, mitigating, said: “He is completely disgusted at his behaviour and is extremely remorseful for what he has done. 

“He has no explanation other than alcohol misuse for his behaviour. His partner has never experienced this behaviour from him and he understands alcohol is a problem now and has undertaken to try to get some help.

“He is a hard-working family man and it’s clear her provides a lot of emotional and financial support to his partner and to his ex partner and the children they have together. He has worked as an apprentice and electrician since he left school.” 

Source: Read Full Article