Ballymena Court hears man (60) who assaulted his partner ‘accepts he shouldn’t have raised his hand to a woman’

A MAN who assaulted his partner feels “disgusted” at what he has done and “accepts he shouldn’t have raised his hand to a woman,” his defence barrister has told Ballymena Magistrates Court.

Ronald Beggs (60), with an address at Rosses Lane, Ballymena, pleaded guilty to the assault which happened on June 18 this year and has been fined £250.

A prosecutor said they received a report of a “domestic incident” and when they spoke to the victim they noticed bruising to her left eye.

The prosecutor said the woman said her partner had struck her across the face “with an open hand after the pair had an argument regarding a few drinks”.

The prosecutor said the defendant admitted the offence during a police interview when he said he “felt disgusted by the behaviour”.

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