Penryn man Wayne Hoare given suspended sentence for attack on partner
Wayne Hoare of Penryn received an eight month suspended sentence and ordered to receive alcohol treatment after leaving his partner unconscious in a drunken attack.
A volatile relationship between two heavy drinkers culminated in Hoare punching and kicking Abigail Bevis-Hole until she was unconscious, prosecutor Iain White told Truro Crown Court yesterday.
He pleaded guilty to two offences of assault causing actual bodily harm when he appeared at Truro Magistrates previously and was bailed to live at an address in Penzance rather than their home in Higher Market Street.
Mr White said that both were alcohol dependent and had been drinking bourbon-whisky and cider on January 17 last when they argued about money.
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Hoare, 40, was in a rage when his computer was thrown against a wall and damaged and he grabbed Ms Bevis-Hole by the throat and held her down on the floor, punching and kicking her in the head.
Defending, Curtis Lewis described it as an appalling incident which Hoare greatly regretted and Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC agreed he should be absolutely ashamed of what he had done.
"I am entirely satisfied that at the root of your conduct was your drinking," he declared.
Hoare was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with supervision.
He must receive alcohol treatment for six months and attend 29 sessions of the Building Better Relationships programme.
Hoare, who had no previous convictions, must also pay a £100 victim surcharge.