Craig Quilter, 27, of Querns Road in Cirencester, pleaded guilty to twice beating his ex-partner.
Judge Martin Brown gave him a suspended prison sentence for two years to protect other women from his "violent temper and controlling nature".This despite his 12 year criminal record.
Not quite sure how that could be said to be ‘protecting other women’, but still…
Quilter told the court his mother was seriously ill so he did not want to go to prison.And I suppose not assaulting his girlfriend never occurred to him as a possible solution to that dilemma?
Sentencing him to a 20 week sentence, suspended for two years, District Judge Martin Brown also ordered that he adhere to a two-year restraining order, a supervision requirement for 18 months and a domestic abuse programme for 36 sessions. He must also pay £100 compensation and £85 costs.*sigh*