Thug shopped by daughter (10)
A Londonderry man who slapped his partner in the face, prompting their young daughter to call the police, has been jailed for 11 months.
Thomas McNair (43), who was arrested after his 10-year-old daughter contacted the police, appeared at the city's Magistrates Court yesterday, where he admitted assaulting his partner in their home last year.
McNair, who has previous convictions for similar offences, slapped the victim in their then Kilfennan home in the Waterside area of the city on August 13.
As well as imposing the jail sentence, District Judge Barney McElholm made a restraining order, banning the defendant from harassing, intimidating, pestering or threatening his former partner for 10 years.
He also ordered McNair, a father-of-four, not to enter within 500 metres of the injured party's current home in the Fountain estate.