Belfast Telegraph

Good Samaritan 'saved woman'

A woman who was assaulted in the street by her partner was saved by a Good Samaritan, a court has heard.

Paul Graham (32), of Gorteen Crescent, Limavady, appeared at the town's Magistrates Court yesterday and admitted assaulting the woman last July 4.

The court was told that a man saw Graham push the woman against a hedge and strike her on the neck or head. The witness approached the couple and Graham told him to go away.

He then heard the woman say: "Are you going to hit me again, there is a witness?"

The man then saw Graham throw her into a gate. The witness then intervened and called the police.

District Judge Liam McNally said Graham had a bad record for violence and had been given a number of opportunities.

He sentenced Graham to three months in prison.

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