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Man beat up girlfriend after drinking

A Warwick man admitted he beat up his girlfriend after a drinking binge because she wouldn't let him accompany her to the store to buy more booze.

David Albuoy, 44, pleaded guilty in Magistrates' Court to unlawfully assaulting Shona Cann on October 3.

Crown counsel Cindy Clark said he kicked the 45-year-old between the legs as he shouted: “F**k you, you wh***. Nobody gonna f**k your p***y tonight.”

The altercation took place around 6pm on Camp Road in Warwick, where Albuoy, Ms Cann, and another man had been drinking throughout the day.

Ms Cann got in a friend's car to drive to the store for more liquor and Albuoy entered the passenger's side in an attempt to go with her. He became agitated after he was told by his girlfriend to “go back inside”.

Albuoy got out of the car, threw open the driver's door and grabbed Ms Cann by the shoulder, allegedly damaging the car's indicator lever in the process. He then threw her out of the car and onto the ground, and proceeded to slap her in the face.

Ms Cann managed to free herself and Albuoy chased her back into the house they'd been drinking in.

He threw her onto the ground, causing her to land on her stomach. Albuoy then climbed on top of her and began hitting her on the back of her head and the upper part of her back.

Ms Cann pleaded with her boyfriend to stop, saying she couldn't breathe, but Albuoy continued beating her.

Two men pulled Albuoy off her and Ms Cann ran and called 911, however Albuoy grabbed her phone and broke it in half. When one of the men attempted to dial the number for her, Albuoy broke his phone in half as well.

He then attacked his girlfriend again, slapping, punching and kicking her, before getting a wet cloth and whipping her across her upper chest, throwing her to the ground and jabbing his finger in her right eye.

Ms Cann bit Albuoy in an effort to stop him and picked up a vodka bottle off the floor and proceeded to swing it at him, causing him to briefly stop the attack.

Albuoy eventually stopped attacking Ms Cann, telling her: “F**k you, I don't want to be with you any more.”

Responding to a call for assistance, Emergency Services took Ms Cann to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and treated for lacerations to her scalp and right eye as well as bruises on her upper left and right arms and cuts to her right hand.

Albuoy was also transported to hospital and treated for injuries to his right hand and calf.

He later admitted in an interview with police that he'd punched and kicked Ms Cann. He insisted he'd only done so after she picked up an ashtray and came after him.

He also admitted breaking the two cellphones and throwing away the friend's car keys. However, he denied causing over $1,000 worth of damage to the car.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded Albuoy in custody pending the results of a social inquiry report. He was ordered to return to court on November 21.

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Published October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 10, 2013 at 1:35 am)

Man beat up girlfriend after drinking

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