Glyn Smith admitted two counts of assault by beating on Elizabeth Campbell at High Peaks Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday).
The court heard that on December 10, Smith, 44, spat in Miss Campbell’s face and grabbed her around the throat at the couple’s home on Sheldon Road, Buxton.
The defendant also kicked a small table causing a glass of red wine and a glass lamp to smash in the victim’s face.
The following day, Smith followed Miss Campbell out of The Eagle pub, on Eagle Parade, and poured his pint of lager on her head.
Smith, now living with his parents on Malvern Road, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then threw his pint glass at the Lighthouse charity shop, which smashed.
Prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald told magistrates he grabbed Miss Campbell’s head and bit her on the nose, causing blood to trickle down her face. Smith tried to grab her handbag to obtain the house keys and bit her right thumb hard, leaving it bruised and swollen.
Annis Rowlands, defending, said: “He’s a broken man. He’s destroyed by what’s happened. He still loves her. He’s hugely sorry and remorseful for what’s occurred.”
Chairman of the Bench Michael Hilton said: “This was an appalling series of events, absolutely disgusting. It must have been appalling for people walking past and demeaning for the victim.”
He sentenced Smith to an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months. He was also ordered to comply with a 12-month supervision requirement, pay £300 compensation, £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
He was also made subject to a restraining order.