A MAN threw glass at his partner during a drunken argument, a court heard.
Cheryl Noone was left with a cut to her face after she was struck by the flying shard.
Kirklees magistrates fined Richard Foster, after hearing that he had not intended to strike Miss Noone with the glass.
The Huddersfield bench heard that the couple had been together for 13 years but still had separate addresses.
In the early hours of December 21 police were called to Miss Noone’s home in Riddings Road, Deighton.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said: “They had both been drinking and started arguing. Glass got smashed and the argument continued.
“In a fit of temper, Mr Foster appears to have thrown a shard of glass.”
An ambulance was called and staff treated the cut to Miss Noone’s head, which had to be glued.
Magistrates heard that splatters of blood were found in the room where the attack happened.
Foster, of Holme Park Court, Berry Brow, pleaded guilty to assault on the basis that he was reckless.
Magistrates heard that the 40-year-old was previously cautioned for a battery against his partner in July last year.
Neil Murphy, mitigating, said that the incident happened when the couple had far too much to drink. He added that both had thrown glasses in the house, one of which had smashed in the fireplace.
“Foster got a brush and had started to sweep up the glass.
“She started shouting again and he chucked a bit of glass.
“He didn’t intend the injury but accepts that there was a risk of it hitting her.”
Foster appeared before magistrates in custody after failing to attend court the day previously.
Mr Murphy told magistrates that, ironically, his client was attacked in the street on Christmas Eve.
He said that his client spent some days in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary being treated for his injuries, which include broken ribs.
Mr Murphy said that couple intended to continue with their relationship.
Magistrates fined Foster £70 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.