Boyfriend who assaulted ex in hospital is jailed
A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend as she received hospital treatment for a six-storey fall in which she miscarried has been jailed.
Abbey Williams had fallen from a car park in May and suffered a number of injuries, including a broken pelvis, fractured coccyx and nerve damage. She had also suffered a miscarriage.
Her ex-boyfriend Jay Deveraux, aged 26, of Amroth Court in Penlan, went to visit her while she was in hospital and while the pair were walking outside Morriston Hospital, he pushed her.
She was on crutches at the time and fell to floor before Deveraux tripped and fell on top of her.
He apologised and the pair went back to hospital but when she arrived there, she said she was suffering new pain.
As she took a seat in a wheelchair, Deveraux assaulted her for a second time, this time grabbing her round the throat and squeezing, passers-by had to intervene.
He pleaded guilty to two charges of assault on the day of trial.
City magistrates jailed Deveraux for 20 weeks on each charge, which will run concurrently.
His barrister, Patrick Llewelyn had asked magistrates to suspend any term, saying his client was scared of prison and feared he would be bullied while inside.
Mr Llewelyn said he accepted it was an unpleasant offence but told magistrates Deveraux was also upset at the time because of the miscarriage of his child and said it was a “difficult” time for him.