Woman told police her then boyfriend threw a knife at her but it missed

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A COURT heard that a woman told police her then boyfriend beat her badly and threw a knife at her but it had missed.

The details were given to Coleraine Magistrates Court on Friday where Nathan Larmour (19), with an address listed as Garden Mews in Cookstown but formerly of Mount Street Mews in Coleraine, pleaded guilty to assault.

A prosecutor said police arrived to the sound of shouting on August 3 this year and the complainant was sitting on steps and said her then boyfriend had “beat the sh*t out of her”, punched her on the head and had thrown a knife at her but it missed.

Defence barrister Francis Rafferty said there was a “minor dispute” as to the exact facts surrounding the assault.

He said the defendant admitted grabbing his then partner by the head very forcefully.

The lawyer claimed a reconciliation was “on the cards” and that Larmour was remorseful and had been “most chastened” by the incident.

The court heard Larmour is currently in the middle of a year’s Probation following a court appearance in February this year.

District Judge Peter King adjourned sentencing on the current matter until next year when the Probation ends.

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