AN ELLAND man who assaulted his partner in the street has been made the subject of an indefinite restraining order.
A judge yesterday warned 21-year-old Craig Hill that he could face a prison sentence of up to five years if he breached the order which bans him from having any contact with his former girlfriend Samantha Fletcher or going within 100 metres of her home.
Bradford Crown Court heard that the couple, who have a baby boy, had argued earlier that evening before there was a confrontation between them in Beech Street.
Prosecutor Anthony Moore said during the incident Hill pushed the child's pushchair into his girlfriend's legs a number of times before striking her in the face causing reddening and swelling to her right cheek.
Hill, of Turnpike Street, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault following the incident in November.
The offence was committed just a few weeks after Hill had been made the subject of a suspended sentence order for other matters including driving and drugs offences.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC imposed a further community order for 12 months for the common assault and added an additional 20 hours of unpaid work for breaching the suspended sentence order which also remains in force.