Phillip Devenney jailed for assaulting girlfriend

Londonderry courthouse
Image caption Devenney appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court

A man has been jailed for 10 months for assaulting his partner and damaging her flat in 2014.

Phillip Devenney, 25, from Meridian apartments in John Street, admitted assaulting the woman on 31 October.

He had been drinking most of the day when he pushed her to the ground and slapped her in the face. Devenney then damaged furniture and fittings.

Police officers were in her flat when Devenney later phoned his partner to say he was in bed with another woman.