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Unpaid work for domestic assault in Inverness

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A GROUNDWORKER who punched his partner on the body hopes to reconcile with the woman, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

Kevin Cummings, of Old School Place, Inverness, appeared before Sheriff Gary Aitken last week and admitted committing assault on November 17 last year at an address in the city’s Torvean Avenue.

Cummings (37) also pleaded guilty to a breach of a bail condition by contacting the woman.

The court heard police were called when neighbours heard loud banging and screaming from the property around 6.20pm.

Cummings was standing over the woman and threw one punch before running away.

Fiscal depute Karen Poke told the court: “She was crying and distressed when police arrived.

“He was later traced but made no coherent reply to the charge.”

Defence solicitor Ken Ferguson said: “I have to accept he has a bad record for violence but not in a domestic setting.

“He hopes to reconcile with his partner.”

Cummings was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work as an alternative to custody.

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