Ex-girlfriend punched in face in front of daughter

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man punched his former girlfriend in the face in front of their young daughter on Father’s Day.

Christopher Monks said his ex had been mouthy after he asked if he could drop the child off earlier than scheduled and when he saw his former partner he lost it.

Monks, 27, of Parkside Lane, Garstang, pleaded guilty to assault and failing to attend court. He was sentenced to do 120 hours unpaid work, ordered to pay £100 compensation with £85 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge and put on a 12 months restraining order not to contact his ex except through a family member.