A BROMSGROVE man pleaded guilty to attacking his partner twice and strangling her before riding off on his bike to evade arrest.
Cameron Elliot Smith, of Birmingham Road, appeared at Redditch Magistrates Court on Wednesday (January 20) on two assault charges.
Owen Beale, prosecuting, told the court the 19-year-old attacked his ex-girlfriend after having a nightmare on November 19 and again on January 4 this year after they got into an argument and a ‘scuffle’ took place.
Magistrates heard how Smith became angry and tried to put the victim in a headlock and realised he was strangling her and let go.
She shouted out for help, which was heard by a two-year-child in the home and a concerned passerby who called the police. When Smith saw the officers her rode off on his bike.
The woman received a bruise to her arm and sore neck and leg after the incident. He accepted he should have stayed to talk to the police.
The court heard Smith had been diagnosed with ADHD and struggled to control his temper. He is also waiting to be tested for bi-polar.
Defence solicitor, Sumreen Afsar, said Smith had openly admitted in detail what happened and said he did not mean to scare his girlfriend.
Chair of the bench, Vernon Nibbs, gave Smith a 12-month community order with ten days rehabilitation to address his issues with domestic violence.
He has also been given a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim in any way.