A JEALOUS boyfriend who did not like his girlfriend talking to male staff at a Carlisle bar turned violent.

Luke Chandler, 19, was so furious that he knocked the woman to the ground, leaving her with a badly fractured wrist, Carlisle's Rickergate court heard.

The teenager admitted an assault causing actual bodily harm.

Outlining the case, prosecutor Pam Ward said the victim had been in a relationship with Chandler for six months.

"They met on an online dating website," said Mrs Ward.

"There were no real issues except that when he drinks he gets jealous of other people around her.

"If she talked to another boy, he would ask loads of questions, such as 'Why is that boy looking at you?'"

On July 19, the couple had a night out in Carlisle, and went to the House of Vodka in Botchergate.

"He had been out in town since about 3pm and he had had five pints before meeting her," said Mrs Ward. They went for a meal and towards the end of the night they went to the House of Vodka."

The woman recalled how she had gone to the toilet, leaving her phone in her bag.

When she returned, Chandler yelled at her, accusing her of cheating on him.

He then threw her phone to one side and pushed the woman backwards.

She fell backwards on to the floor.

As she lay sprawled on the floor, she heard the sound of smashing glass as door staff restrained Chandler.

The victim's father took her to A&E, where doctors diagnosed that she had broken her wrist in two places.

Recalling the build up to the assault, the woman said Chandler had not been happy about her talking to bar staff when they arrived at the House of Vodka.

She said what happened had put her off men, and made her more cautious.

Mark Shepherd, for Chandler, from Eastriggs, Annan, said he had been genuinely sorry for what he did.

The lawyer said: "Unusually for a young man, he accepts that he is the jealous type."

On the night of the assault, he had seen a message on his partner's phone, felt angry and reacted badly to it.

He had not intended to harm the woman and did not deliberately target her. Recently

"This was out of character," said Mr Shepherd, adding that Chandler had sought help for his mental health issues.

Magistrates imposed a 12 month community order, with 280 hours of unpaid work.

They imposed a restraining order, banning any contact with his victim, or from going to the Carlisle street where she lives. He must pay the woman £500 compensation.