Hucknall man attacked girlfriend after she refused him sex

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A 23-year-old Hucknall man attacked his girlfriend when she refused to have sex with him one night, a court heard.

Calvin Peddie, of Laughton Crescent, Ruffs Estate, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Louise Raynor at her home in Chilwell.

Mark Kennedy (prosecuting) said the pair clashed in the bedroom in the early hours of Sunday 26th October.

“He stormed out, saying he was going to stay with his mother, and when she followed him, he turned round and pushed her across the shoulders,” said Mr Kennedy.

While they were “grappling”, the screen of Miss Raynor’s mobile phone, which Peddie was holding, became cracked.

When the police arrived to arrest him, he ran off and more officers had to be called before he was detained.

Peddie pleaded guilty to two other charges arising from the incident -- damaging the Samsung phone and wilfully obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty.

The court heard that, when interviewed by the police, Peddie said he resisted arrest “because he had a headache, which made him mardy”. He offered to pay to repair the phone.

Mr Kennedy also gave details of another bust-up between the couple a month later on Saturday 29th November, which led to Peddie admitting a fourth charge -- this time of criminal damage to the tune of £100.

“They attended a party together, but he left in a mood and they had an argument,” said Mr Kennedy.

“She ordered a taxi and made it clear she didn’t want him following her back to her home. But he did, and when she didn’t answer the door, he smashed the window of the door.”

Peddie’s solicitor, Rebecca Meadows (defending), said Peddie was “trying to put this kind of behaviour behind him”.

“He is genuinely remorseful and determined to try and make a go of this relationship,” said Miss Meadows.

“They are back together, and Miss Raynor is in court to support him today. The damage was reckless, and there was no pain or injury with the assault.”

After reading a probation report, District Judge Leo Pyle sentenced Peddie to a 12-month community order. He must be supervised by the probation service and attend a Thinking Skills programme.

Peddie was also ordered to pay £100 compensation for the smashed window, £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £60.