Drunk man fined for Alfreton pub attack on ex-partner

A MAN attacked his partner in front of customers in an Alfreton pub after finding she was having an affair with her boss, a court was told.

Caroline Hillman described her three-year relationship with window fitter Stephen Maloney as “up and down” and, some months ago, he found evidence of the affair.

Maloney, 48, went out on November 13 and drank up to ten pints of beer in various pubs and saw Ms Hillman in the Wagon and Horses. “He argued with her and he lost his temper and grabbed her hair and pulled her to the floor,” prosecutor Rosemary Lake told Chesterfield magistrates. Christopher Hallas, for Maloney, said: “He is ashamed and embarassed and he regrets his behaviour, which was out of character. The relationship is now at an end and he is living with his mother.”

Maloney, formerly of Palmerston Street, Westwood, and now of Well Lane, Higham, admitted assault. Magistrate Grant Stothart ordered Maloney to pay her £100 compensation, fined him £365, with £85 costs, and imposed a two-year restraining order prohibiting Maloney from contacting Ms Hillman.