Sunderland bouncer must compensate policewoman ex

Darren McGuiness.
Darren McGuiness.
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A BOUNCER has been given a 12-month conditional discharge for a string of offences against his ex-partner.

Darren McGuinness was found guilty of assaulting her, stealing her mobile phone and causing criminal damage to her clothes, after a day-long trial.

The 38-year-old, of Abercorn Road, Sunderland, was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation to his ex, a policewoman.

Some of her clothes were slashed, and some doused with turps after the break-up.

Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court heard how trouble erupted after the nine-year relationship ended between in November last year.

The couple had been engaged for three years.

An incident happened at their Farringdon home just days later.

She said her jilted lover grabbed her hand, snatched her iPhone and pushed her out the door, slamming her foot in it several times.

Her former partner, who denied all three offences, was arrested after she called police.

McGuinness, who had no previous convictions, claimed he “guided” his ex-partner her out of the door.

However, he was convicted of the charges and sentenced last week.

No separate order for court costs was made.