A man was given a restraining order and fined after attacking a mother twice in her own home.
Ben James was involved in a confrontation with his on and off girlfriend which led to him hitting her in the face.
Preston Magistrate’s Court heard that there had been violence previously in the relationship from both sides.
Prosecutor Alan Bakker told the court that the victim ‘does refer to previous matters in her statement but says candidly she always drops the charges and ends up taking him back.’
‘On November 25 last year there was an argument, both were physical with each other and he accepts he hit her to the right of her jaw.
‘On November 29 there is another argument and he accepts during the argument he damaged an ornamental penguin and internet box, and hit her on the nose, causing it to bleed.’
The Preston resident apologised for what he had done and had admitted to assault and criminal damage.
James was given a restraining order along with a curfew and ordered to pay more than £500 in fines and fees.