PUSHING, tripping up and punching his partner before destroying their shared bedroom landed a Newport man in court last week (Thursday).

Bobby Bedingham, of Staplers Road, Newport, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and damaging property at Isle of Wight Crown Court.

Tony Bailey, prosecuting, told the court Bedingham, 22, had gone out drinking in Ryde on May 16 last year after arguing with his partner.

The defendant returned to the property at Osborne Road in the early hours of the morning with two other people.

When the victim, his partner, came to see who was in their house, Bedingham ran off, the court heard.

Mr Bailey said he returned 30 minutes later. When the victim questioned who he had been with, the defendant became aggressive.

The court heart Bedingham pushed her and tripped her on the stairs before following her into their bedroom.

He then smashed a mirror, shattering glass over the room, before getting on top of the victim and punching her in the face several times, said Mr Bailey.

The defendant left the bedroom and went downstairs but headed back to the room armed with a knife, smashing the television and punching holes in the wall.

When the defendant started accusing the victim of cheating on him, she bargained with him and said he could check her phone if he dropped the knife, the court heard.

As he sat on the bed, the victim contacted her mother and told her she needed help. When the family arrived, the defendant was trying to self-harm.

For Bedingham, Tom Horder told the court he had no previous convictions, had suffered with mental health issues and the judge had read letters from his GP and a psychological report.

At sentencing, Judge Roger Hetherington said it was a sustained assault.

He said: "You are still relatively young and with support we can hope something like this never happens again."

Bedington was sentenced to one year in prison suspended for two years.