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Carryduff man Jonathon Carville broke girlfriend's cheekbone, court told

By Alan Erwin

A man imprisoned his girlfriend after smashing her cheekbone and throwing her phone into a hot bath, the High Court was told yesterday.

Prosecutors claimed Jonathon Carville trawled through the mobile before kicking the woman on the ground and telling her: "You're not getting out of here alive."

The 19-year-old, of The Demesne in Carryduff, Co Down, faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, theft and false imprisonment.

He was refused bail due to the risk of further offences.

Carville is accused of punching the victim in the face during an initial incident on February 4. Hospital treatment confirmed she suffered a fractured cheekbone.

Crown lawyer Stephanie Boyd said police were called out to a second alleged attack on February 28.

Carville had allegedly been going through his girlfriend's phone, texting or ringing any male contacts to ask who they were.

When she took the mobile back, he knocked her to the ground and began to kick her, Mrs Boyd claimed.

It was alleged he put the phone into a bath and dragged the woman into a bedroom when she tried to retrieve it. Mr Justice Horner was told she was kept there for 30 minutes.

The woman sustained bruising and two black eyes.

Defence counsel Conn O'Neill stressed the offences were denied. But refusing bail, the judge described the alleged attack as "brutal".

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