A SCHIZOPHRENIC who kicked his girlfriend after accusing her of sleeping with a man who was working in their home has been banned from contacting her.
Lee Brown was made subject of a restraining order after the attack, which saw him kick the woman 10 to 15 times in the legs.
The 42-year-old also told her to take off her dress while the workman was still in the house before grabbing her and swearing at her.
Brown, of Wisteria Gardens, South Shields, pleaded guilty to assault at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “They were together for a couple of years.
“On July 22 things were fine between them. He went out in the morning and came back at about 11am.
“There was a workman there fixing a radiator and Brown and the woman were in the kitchen.
“She tried to leave the room but he blocked the exit and told her to take her dress off.
“She refused and managed to get out and to the bedroom.
“He followed and swore at her and accused her of sleeping with the workman.”
Mr McGlone told the court that Brown then kicked her 10 to 15 times in the legs but she said it wasn’t full strength.
He added: “She went downstairs and told him to leave, which he did.
“She had bruising to both arms, where he grabbed her, and reddening to her legs.”
A statement from the woman was read out in court.
It said: “What he did really upset and shocked me.
“I want nothing else to do with him and want him to leave me alone.”
The court heard that Brown had no previous convictions.
Laura Johnson, defending, said: “He has a number of mental health issues and is schizophrenic. He is on medication for it and alcohol is a significant factor.
“He is a man who is quite unwell and apologises for his behaviour, which is completely out of character for him.
Magistrates also gave Brown an 18-month conditional discharge with supervision and ordered him to pay £100 compensation to his victim, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.