Penryn heavy drinker beat girlfriend
9:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A volatile relationship between two heavy drinkers culminated in Penryn man Wayne Hoare punching and kicking Abigail Bevis-Hole until she was unconscious, prosecutor Iain White has told Truro Crown Court.
A man without any previous convictions for violence, 40-year-old Hoare was living in Higher Market Street, until magistrates remanded him on bail to an address in Penzance after he had pleaded guilty to two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Mr White said that both were alcohol dependent and had been drinking bourbon-whisky and cider on January 17 when they argued about money.
Hoare was in a rage when his computer was thrown against a wall and damaged, and he grabbed Ms Bevis-Hole by the throat and held her down on the floor, punching and kicking her in the head.
Defending, Curtis Lewis described it as an appalling incident which Hoare greatly regretted, and Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC agreed he should be absolutely ashamed of what he had done.
“I am entirely satisfied that at the root of your conduct was your drinking,” he said.
Hoare was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with supervision.
He must receive alcohol treatment for six months and attend 29 sessions of the Building Better Relationships programme.
Hoare must also pay a £100 victim surcharge.