Londonderry court: Christopher Kennedy, 23, jailed for attack on ex-girlfriend

Courthouse in Derry
Image caption A judge told the court in Derry that Kennedy had launched a disgraceful attack on his victim

A 23-year-old man who headbutted, punched and kicked his 17-year-old girlfriend in a drunken attack has been jailed for seven months at Londonderry Magistrates Court.

Christopher Kennedy, of no fixed abode, admitted attacking his girlfriend in a house in Ballymagroarty on 2 March.

A judge examined the photographs of the injuries suffered by Kennedy's now ex-girlfriend.

He said Kennedy had launched a violent and disgraceful attack on his victim.

The court heard she sustained a serious cut to her face.

It was told that when Kennedy first appeared in court charged with the offence he was remanded in custody, but two days later he was released on High Court bail.

The following week he was arrested by police for being drunk in Newtownstewart and for carrying a knife.

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