Bury St Edmunds: Man ordered to attend better relationships course after pushing girlfriend out of flat

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A man who pushed his girlfriend out of his flat, causing her to bang her nose on the front door, has been given a community order.

As a result of the late-night incident on November 28, Roxanne Cornish suffered a broken nose, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Before the court was Matthew Cox, 31, of Wollaston Close, Bury, who admitted common assault. He was given a community order with two years’ supervision by the probation service and ordered to attend a building better relationships course and an alcohol treatment programme.

He was also ordered to pay £135 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Simon Gladwell, prosecuting, said Cox had admitted the offence on the basis that Miss Cornish had suffered a broken nose after banging it on his front door as pushed her out of his flat.


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He said Cox denied punching Miss Cornish or pinning her down and sitting astride her.

Lindsay Cox, for Cox, said Miss Cornish was not seeking a restraining order against his client.

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