A 32 year old man from Etchingham has been jailed for six months for two assaults on a woman and for damaging her property.
Oliver O’Brien, of Shrub Lane, Etchingham, was found guilty of two charges of assaulting a woman by beating her when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on September 28.
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The offences took place at Heathfield on September 23 and October 17 last year.
He was also found guilty of damaging an iPhone and a glass belonging to the victim and to causing £100 damage to a mirror belonging to her.
He was sentenced to six months in prison.
Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was that it involved a vulnerable victim, that there was a weapon involved and because of previous convictions.
He was ordered to pay £250 in compensation and £620 in prosecution costs. Magistrates also issued a restraining order.