Man Who Attacked Partner After Losing FIFA Game Jailed For 12 Months
A man who struck his partner after losing a game of FIFA has been jailed for 12 months.
The Lincolnshire Reporter write that Benjamin Colvin, 33, hit his partner Lyndsey Walsh in a temper. The impact caused her to fall backwards into a bird cage at their caravan home, leaving Ms Walsh with a cut to the head.
Police were then called to their address in Mablethorpe.
Jonathon Dee, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court: “Police were called to their address in Mablethorpe. Miss Walsh was clearly injured. She had a cut to the back of her head. The defendant had hit her in temper after he lost a video game. He was playing FIFA Football.
“He had gone into a rage and struck her. She fell backwards and struck her head against a bird cage.”
It happened on January 5th, according to the report.
Mr Colvin admitted a charge of battery as a result of the incident.
He also admitted battery and possession of a prohibited weapon as a result of an incident on December 10 involving a cattle prod.
Leanne Summers, who was in mitigation, said: “He was brought up in an abusive background leading him to believe that was the norm. His difficult upbringing has led to mental health problems and difficulties with his partner.
“He has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. For several months leading up to this he had relapsed and wasn’t taking his medication. He believes that, in part, led him to behave in the way he did on these occasions.”
It is believed that Colvin ‘expressed remorse’ to Ms Walsh for what happened.