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Man who punched ex-partner and left her with black eye fined £215

He was warned: 'The court won't tolerate an assault such as this and if you do this again you will be going to jail'

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A man who punched his ex-partner and left her with a black eye has been ordered to pay a fine of £215.

The 43-year-old, who represented himself in court, spoke only to confirm his plea and that he was no longer in a relationship with the alleged injured party.

Sergjs Kurnevics, of Mourne View Park in Newry, pleaded guilty to one charge of common assault at the city’s Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Prosecution outlined that on November 6, the injured party attended Ardmore Police Station with a black eye and she reported that this was as a result of being punched by her partner, the defendant, at 5.30pm that day.

Police then subsequently arrested Kurnevics for the offence before the court and during an interview he made full admissions.

Standing in the dock, the defendant spoke only to confirm that his relationship with the injured party had since ceased.

District Judge Eamonn King stated: “The court won’t tolerate an assault such as this and if you do this again you will be going to jail.”

Kurnevics was ordered to pay a fine of £215, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within eight weeks.

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