A FATHER who launched a brutal and unprovoked attack on a female friend at her home has received a suspended prison sentence.
Alan Taylor was arrested after he left the victim with severe injuries following the assault on September 15.
The 32-year-old had been drinking at the victim’s home in Solihull with a group of friends before the attack, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said: “The other friends left the address, leaving the victim alone with the defendant.
“[The victim] asked the defendant to leave as it was 3am and she wanted to go to bed. Describing the defendant, the victim said he just flipped.”
The defendant then kicked his victim in the back, grabbed her face and pushed her through the stair gate, leaving her with a black eye and bruises and scratches to her body.
The victim eventually managed to escape Taylor and fled to a neighbour’s house. The police were called and the defendant was arrested.
The bench was told Taylor, of Hawthorne Road, Kingstanding, was not an alcoholic but admitted he becomes violent after heavy drinking.
He pleaded guilty to assault and was handed a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was also placed under a supervision order for two years, told to pay £300 compensation and £85 costs.