A DRUNKEN Newport man who assaulted his brother and sister has been sentenced.

Shane Ely, 32, of Alvington Manor View, was dealt with at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court last week.

As previously reported, he punched and cut the eye of his brother after deliberately tripping over his sister who had a hip condition.

He had told the court he drank because he was devastated by the news he would not see his infant daughter that Christmas.

Ely admitted assaulting his brother, Jason Ely, and sister, Chloe Woodmore, by beating on December 23, 2021.

He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a worktop and fridge belonging to his brother on the same date.

The police were called to the address and Ely was arrested.

Ely was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm in 2015, with his most recent offence in 2020 for drugs.

For Ely, Oscar Vincent said at the previous hearing that his client had been looking forward to seeing his daughter over Christmas, but was told at the last minute he would not be seeing her due to issues affecting her mother.

Ely, although not disputing the facts of that, got upset about the last minute cancellation.

Mr Vincent said: "He has a history of diagnosed depression and he relapsed into a depressive episode as a result of the news. He drank on the day in question, which escalated."

Ely was making efforts to 'clear the air' with his siblings.

He was handed a 12 month community order, a six month alcohol treatment course, 20 rehabilitation days, a six month restraining order, and £300 compensation.