A teenage mother says she forgiven a friend from Rhyl who attacked her at her home.
A court heard Tia Edwards was left with a chipped tooth and bruising after she was assaulted by 19 year-old Owen Hunt in Colwyn Bay last month.
Hunt, who pleaded guilty last month, was jailed for sixteen months. When he was arrested the same evening at Colwyn Bay railway station, he told officers no further action would come of it and called them ”f****** c****’‘.
Caernarfon Crown Court heard Hunt, who had been released from jail just a few weeks before, had stayed at Miss Edwards’ house overnight and drank alcohol on the day of the assault.
His behaviour had become difficult, although the flat’s landlord claimed he behaved normally after the assault, which took place after Miss Edwards told him she did not want to be his girlfriend.
But in a victim impact statement, Miss Edwards said: ”I loved Owen at the time and didn’t believe he would ever hit me. The injuries have now healed.” Hunt’s defence said that Miss Edwards wanted him to ”stop saying sorry” and that she couldn’t wait to see him again.
Sentencing Hunt, Judge Merfyn Hughes told him it was a case of a sustained assault on her – he is still under a restraining order, which bans him from contacting Miss Edwards.
Source: Daily Post