Woman punched in chest by ex-partner after surgery

Darren Fenwick was sentenced at York Crown Court last Friday.
Darren Fenwick was sentenced at York Crown Court last Friday.

A Scarborough woman who underwent cosmetic breast surgery in order to get back her self-esteem following the end of a stormy relationship, feared the worst when her still sensitive scars were attacked by her ex-partner.

The victim was attacked as she answered urgent knocking at her door in the middle of the night to find Darren Fenwick outside.

In fear, she retreated to her bedroom, but Fenwick, 45, followed and during an argument in which he called her “a tramp” and “a slag” he struck out at her breast area.

Fenwick, of Langdale Road, Scarborough, appeared before York Crown Court last Friday for sentencing on previously admitted charges of common assault and criminal damage.

Alan Mitcheson, prosecuting, told how the victim had returned home after a night out with friends and was in bed when she was woken by the knocking at her front door in the early hours of Saturday, December 8, last year.

After, Fenwick, who has a history of domestic violence on former partners, appeared to come to his senses and left, breaking his ex-partner’s new mobile phone as he did so.

She was left with bruising and marks to her left side, later attending hospital to have her recent surgery checked out.

She was given the all-clear, but, because of the pain she was left in, she contacted the police, officers later quizzing Fenwick who denied having been present.

Taryn Turner, mitigating, said that there had been a history to the four-year relationship between the pair, with problems on both sides.

She added that Fenwick is a hard-working man whose problem was drink.

It was said that although Fenwick still held out hope that the relationship could be salvaged, his ex-partner had said that there was no chance and did not want any further contact with him.

Fenwick was sentenced to a 12-month community order, with 12 months supervision and a requirement that he attend a domestic violence programme.

He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation towards the pain and suffering suffered by his victim.