Devon

Curtis Pugh labelled 'unfit' for girlfriends by judge

A 21-year-old man has been told by a judge he is too immature for a relationship after he attacked his girlfriend four times.

Curtis Pugh, of College Road, Newton Abbot, in Devon admitted causing actual bodily harm and assault.

He was ordered to go on an anti-violence course and got an eight-month jail term, suspended for two years.

In the worst attack he hit his girlfriend in the face with a plastic bottle, Exeter Crown Court heard.

Bitten on shoulder

She had refused to pay for a takeaway meal for him, the court was told.

The woman, who has since split up with Pugh, suffered a cut on her eye but no permanent scarring or injury.

In the other attacks he bit her on the shoulder, dug his nails into her leg and pushed her on to a bed.

Janice Eagles, prosecuting, said Pugh had two previous convictions for assaults against his previous girlfriend, who was also hit with a bottle in one attack and punched in the other.

Judge Francis Gilbert told Pugh: "The reality is you are immature and at present unfit to have relationships with young ladies.

"You did the same thing to your last girlfriend and you become violent when you are frustrated, bad tempered.

"You are stupid and behave badly towards those who are fond of you."

Anne Bellchambers, mitigating, said Pugh had been diagnosed with suspected autism.

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