Restraining order for violent ex

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A COSTHORPE man who assaulted his ex partner must stay away from her and go on a domestic violence awareness course.

On 20th December last year, Steven Mickley, 53, of Ghest Villas, was convicted of two counts of common assault against Angela Bannister, which happened last July.

District judge Diane Baker said: “You’re in a new relationship and I think it’s important you understand the impact of domestic violence so your future partners are safe.”

She imposed a 28 month community order, including a two year domestic violence programme.

He must also pay £400 compensation and costs, and not contact Ms Bannister for three years.