Swansea woman who hit partner in the face with rolling pin is spared jail
A JEALOUS woman who told her partner to close his eyes and wait for his Christmas present — and then hit him in the face with a rolling pin has been sentenced.
Beverley Jones, 41, had argued with her former partner, Michael Rees, after accusing him of cheating on her.
The pair then went to the bedroom of her home in Armine Road, Fforestfach, and as Mr Rees - her boyfriend of four months - got into bed, Jones asked him: “I’ve got a Christmas present for you. Do you want it?”
Kevin Jones, prosecuting at Swansea Crown Court, said she then asked Mr Rees to close his eyes and count to three before opening his eyes.
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“On the count of three, he opened his eyes and saw the defendant above him, with her arms raised and he felt a blow to the bottom of the nose. She had struck him to the nose with a rolling pin,” said Mr Jones.
“She tried to strike him once again but he raised his arms to defend himself so received a blow to the back of his right hand,” he added.
She left the bedroom and Mr Rees heard smashing from outside. Jones had also damaged the windscreen of his car.
Jones’s son heard Jones shouting “I’ll ****ing kill him,” the court heard.
Mr Rees returned home and called police, before Jones was arrested.
He was left with a cut to his nose and pain to his right hand, but neither was fractured.
David Jones, representing Jones, said she had been taking medication for a mental health problem and had begun reducing her dose in the weeks before the assault.
He said she had been treated in hospital for similar concerns in the days after the assault.
“Since the event there has been no contact between the lady and the complainant,” he said.
He said she had since formed a new relationship and her new partner and family were
supporting her in court.
Jones, who admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm, was given a two year community order.