[A] MAN has been sentenced by a judge for perverting the course of justice after he assaulted his ex-partner.
Carlisle Crown Court heard Paul Corrie, 47, pushed his fingers into the face of Charmaine Ewings after a row erupted and she demanded he leave her city home. Police were informed about his illegal act, on March 20.
When bailed following his arrest, Corrie was ordered not to contact Ms Ewings. But he did so and, the following week, asked that she write a letter to police dropping the assault charge against him.
Corrie also contacted her elderly mother, instructing her to ask her daughter not to proceed with the police action. When he learned this hadn’t happened, Corrie warned that the two women “were both in for it”.
He was sentenced at the crown court after admitting the assault and two perverting the course of justice charges.
A 23-week jail term was suspended for 12 months by Judge Barbara Forrester.
Corrie, of Baird Road, Carlisle, received a 30-day rehabilitation requirement, must complete 180 hours’ unpaid work and was banned from contacting his two victims for five years.