A VIOLENT man has been given a 30-month community order after he pushed his partner down the stairs and assaulted a child and another woman.

Daniel Blair, 46, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday for a sustained assault against his now ex-partner between April 6 and April 10 last year, two counts of common assault against a child and another woman and being concerned in the production of cannabis.

He admitted the four charges having previously pleaded not guilty.

Blair, of Whernside in Carlisle, was arrested and charged in July last year.

The prosecution said it was likely that the assaults all took place on the same day, on either April 8 or April 9.

All of the assaults were witnessed by a child, who was herself assaulted for trying to intervene.

As part of the community order he must complete 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 150 hours of unpaid work.

The court order also ordered a restraining order for the victims.

Detective Kerry Gibson, North Cumbria CID, said: “Blair is a dangerous offender who caused undue suffering to his victims.

“Domestic abuse is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and we deal with all reports sensitively and professionally.

"If you are a victim of abuse or know someone who may be suffering, please come forward and we can help you get the support you need and keep you safe.

“Please do not suffer in silence”.