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Cannabis addict in court for headbutting ex-girlfriend
7:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
A CANNABIS addict with a £250-a-week habit headbutted his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her.
Benjamin Golding attacked Kelly O’Driscoll at her Didcot home after the breakdown of their four-year relationship.
The 27-year-old was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday after admitting common assault, making threats to kill and breaching a conditional discharge.
Prosecutor Naomi Perry said Golding visited Miss O’Driscoll on July 30 and after an initial argument approached his former partner.
She said: “He pushed her to the floor, grabbed her hair, put her against the wall then headbutted her.”
Golding, of London Road, Blewbury, was given a 12-month drug-treatment programme and domestic-violence programme with an indefinite restraining order.
Daniel Wright, defending, said his client had been using up to £250 worth of cannabis a week.