Pregnant woman assaulted partner after asking her to ‘be nice to him for a month’ on Valentine’s Day Valentine


Pregnant woman, 22, ‘assaulted her partner after asking her to ‘be nice to him for a month’ for his Valentine’s present’

  • Pregnant wife Paige Dorrell, 22, assaulted partner after Valentine’s Day talk
  • Fiery feud broke out after partner asked Dorrell to ‘be nice’ for a month
  • Dorrell threw a bottle of saline at the man’s head before punching him
  • A previous attack involved her ‘swiping’ at the victim with a broken board shard
  • She was sentenced to eight months in prison with a one-year suspension in Teesside court

A mother-to-be attacked her partner after a heated argument broke out after he asked her to “be nice to him for a month” as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Paige Dorrell, 22, from Middlesbrough, and her boyfriend had discussed romantic gifts, but the victim’s lighthearted response was, “You must be nice to me for a month.”

A court in Teesside heard how this comment “didn’t sit well” and a heated argument ensued between the pair.

Dorrell threw a soda can at the man before hitting him in the face with the contents of a bottle of contact lens cleaner.

Their ‘rambunctious’ 18-month affair had already turned violent earlier this year after Dorrell smashed a plate by throwing it at her partner’s head, swiping at him with a broken shard and hitting him multiple times on the head. have beaten.

Paige Dorrell, 22, of Middlesbrough was given a suspended sentence at Teesside Crown Court (above) for her part in assaulting her partner after a Valentine’s Day argument

Two weeks earlier, in January of this year, Dorrell had attacked the man again when their “rambunctious” 18-month relationship escalated into violence.

Dorrell smashed a plate and threatened her victim with a broken piece of plate before hitting him in the face several times.

Jenny Haigh sued at Teesside Crown Court, saying the defendant was 11 weeks pregnant at the time of the incidents and their relationship was at times difficult.

She said the two got into an argument on the first occasion while at the victim’s home in Stockton and it was getting “more and more heated” and she threw a broken plate at him, which cut him on the head.

“The sign fell to the floor and broke,” she added. “She picked up a broken piece and he went to the bathroom to calm her down.

“He was trying to get dressed when she approached him and hit him on the head five times; he then went downstairs and at this point, with the piece of broken plate in her hand, she started to swipe at him.’

The suspect then threw the broken plate at him.

She added: “He told her she cut his head and she replied, ‘I don’t care. I hope you die’.’

Dorrell, of Marton Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to assault involving actual bodily harm and ordinary assault.

As a mitigating circumstance, Paul Green said there was a history of domestic violence in the victim’s relationship that had not been reported to police and that there had been no incidents since January.

He added: “As she sits back and thinks, she now understands that the number one priority now is the baby when it is born and she has to put things in their place and live independently.”

Judge Recorder Andrew Sutcliffe QC sentenced the accused to eight months in prison, with a 12-month suspension.

He said: ‘I keep in mind what the report says at the beginning of the sentence about the difficulties in your relationship with your partner and the fact that, although you have not made a complaint to the police, you yourself have been exposed to what appears to be serious violence and while it doesn’t excuse your behavior, I must bear in mind that this was not an easy relationship for you.’

Dorrell was also ordered to perform 20 days of rehabilitation activities and an eight-month community order.