A 27-YEAR-old Wigton man has been given a suspended 26 week jail sentence for two criminal damage offences and two assaults on his partner while she was pregnant.

Nathan Coburn Harrison, of Waver Lane, Wigton, admitted all three offences when he appeared before Carlisle’s Rickergate Magistrates Court.

The defendant committed the most serious offence - an assault causing his victim actual bodily harm - on May 16.

He committed the common assault - against the same woman and also at Silloth - on September 20, the court heard.

On the same day, also at Silloth, he caused criminal damage to a bathroom door belonging to his victim. He committed the second criminal damage the following day, smashing a mirror belonging to the same woman.

Magistrates suspended the 26 week jail term for 18 months. They noted that the woman was the victim of a repeat assault “while pregnant.”

At the time, Harrison was under the influence of alcohol and had a criminal record for similar offences, causing injuries and bruising.

They suspended the sentence because he is trying to address his drug and alcohol issues and he is currently working. He must complete 20 rehabilitation activity days, and pay £630 compensation to his victim and a £228 victim surcharge.