Albany man escapes jail term after savagely attacking his partner

Glen Rees pleaded guilty to common assault in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday after attacking his victim on April 16. (Photo: Unsplash )

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AN ALBANY man who brutally abused his partner in her home has been sentenced to a 10-month community-based order. 

Glen Rees pleaded guilty to common assault in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday after attacking his victim on April 16.

Just after 7pm, a drunk Mr Rees entered his partner’s home and walked into the room she was sleeping in to grab the dog for a walk. 

Prosecuting Sgt Dave Loverock told the court an argument broke out between the pair and Mr Rees became verbally abusive. 

The argument turned ugly when Mr Rees pushed a dining room table at his victim, punched her in the face and pushed her into a glass door, shattering the glass. 

As his victim tried to call triple zero, Mr Rees grabbed her by the hair and dragged her across the floor.

The victim managed to escape by locking herself in a toilet before police arrived.

Magistrate Dianne Scaddan scolded Mr Rees for his unacceptable behaviour.

“It was three assaults, one of which is when the victim was trying to get help,” she said.

Mr Rees’ community-based order includes alcohol counselling programs and he was ordered to pay court costs of $130.50.

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