A VIOLENT boyfriend downed up to 12 double whiskies and pushed over and punched his partner in the mouth.
Nia Collier told Truro magistrates of frequent outbursts and attacks by Scott Norman Wallace.
Wallace, 25, of Higher Terrace, Ponsanooth, pleaded guilty to assaulting Ms Collier at Falmouth on December 8.
Gail Hawkley, for the prosecution, said the couple were together for two years, but six months into the relationship Wallace had started being violent and on five or six occasions had pushed her to the floor. The incidents were always alcohol-related, with Wallace drinking to excess.
On December 7, the couple had been out together and were walking home when he started swearing and shouting at Ms Collier over other men looking at her.
She said he had suddenly seen red and swept his legs under her feet, causing her to fall and smack her head on the pavement, then punched her in the mouth. She had a very large swelling on her forehead and cuts and bruises to her lip as a result.
Wallace, a kitchen porter, who was not represented by a solicitor, told the magistrates he had drunk10 to 12 double whiskies, adding: "I cannot really remember much of that evening, but I accept all that the prosecution has said. I have stopped drinking since this. I just did not know when to stop." He added that the relationship was over.
Wallace, who had a previous caution for battery towards his mother, was given a community order for two years with supervision and a requirement for his "building better relationships" involvement. He had to pay Ms Collier £200 compensation and £145 costs and surcharge.