A new father had his seven-week-old son in his arms when he struck the child’s mother in the face.
Daniel Tsimbilakis then dug his fingers into the mother’s windpipe.
Unemployed Tsimbilakis, 22, formerly of Medlock Avenue, Fleetwood, now living at Spring Gardens, St Annes, pleaded guilty to assault and breaching a conditional discharge previously imposed for assault. He was sentenced to 11 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months, put on two years’ supervision and ordered to pay his victim £100 compensation.
He was also put on a two-year restraining order by Blackpool magistrates which bans him from contacting his former partner except via her mother or lawyer over childcare.
Patrick Nelligan, defending, told the court his client said his partner had grabbed his face first.