A MAN who violently assaulted his partner in a Lake District hotel room has been spared jail.

Callum Ramsey, 26, had been staying at the Lodore Falls in Keswick on March 2 with the woman in an attempt to ‘rekindle their relationship’.

But ‘things didn’t go well’ and there was a disagreement after Ramsey had been drinking, Workington Magistrates’ Court heard.

Jacqui Partington, prosecuting, said the defendant’s behaviour was ‘argumentative’ and the victim went back to the room and locked herself in.

There were then knocks on the door but she ignored them. Ramsey then returned to the room with the hotel manager and she allowed him into the room.

Ramsey was arguing with her and the victim asked him to leave. He refused. The victim then said she was going to get the manager.

The defendant dragged her back and punched her to the face. She had a burst nose and there was ‘lots of blood’.

The victim believed she had lost consciousness for a small amount of time and felt as if she had received another blow to the face.

Ramsey, of Dartington Close, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, at an earlier court hearing.

John Cooper, defending, said: “It was borderline whether it should be kept here or committed for sentence.

“Mr Ramsey had no recollection of what occurred. He had cocktails in the spa and couldn’t remember being in the room.

“It’s a guilty plea at the first opportunity.”

Magistrates imposed a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years. Ramsey was given a community order with 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

A three-year restraining order was imposed which bans Ramsey from going to a named address in Sunderland.

He must pay £85 costs and a £154 victim surcharge.