A “bully” accused of pushing his girlfriend in a bedroom, causing her to bang her head, and then harassing the woman with phone calls and threats was spared jail on Friday.

Glenn Bennett, 33, had been drunk when he assaulted Tessa Butcher at his home in Tyn Caeau, Llanfair PG, Caernarfon crown court was told. Prosecutor Anna Pope said after the break-up of the relationship he called the victim repeatedly.

Bennett received a six months jail term, suspended for 18 months, with a building better relationships course and alcohol programme.

The judge, Recorder John Philpotts, said it was a “last chance.” He said Bennett, who admitted harassment, common assault, and threatening behaviour towards police officers, was powerfully-built.

Recorder Philpotts added: "You are not helped by your previous convictions. They go back a long time.

“You are something of a bully to women and that has got to stop. You have no regard to court orders.”

He had been in custody and claimed to be prepared now to engage with the probation service.

A restraining order was made.

Jemma Gordon, defending, said Bennett realised he needed to change