Man awaits fate after two attacks on his girlfriend

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A MAN convicted of two attacks on his girlfriend must wait to discover his fate.

Ashley Martyn Brown pushed his victim to the ground, and punched her in the face.

Brown, 24, of Cotsford Park, Horden, admitted common assault, breach of a suspended sentence, and failing to surrender to bail.

Durham Crown Court heard Brown has been on an electrically monitored curfew.

Under current sentencing regulations, every two days on a curfew counts as one day off a prison sentence.

Jane Waugh, defending, said Brown has been tagged for 174 days, which equates to 87 days off his sentence.

But Judge Christopher Prince said it appeared to him Brown had only been on a qualifying curfew for 23 days and adjourned the case for further inquiries to be made about the length of his curfew.

Brown was bailed to return to court to be sentenced on Friday.