Incident 'nasty'

19:22, Sep 20 2012

Simon John Grant, 41, admitted two charges of domestic violence by breaching a protection order, as well as a charge of damaging the property of his former partner and entering her property in May, when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

Grant, formerly a chef of Witherlea, lives in Christchurch and works as a construction worker.

Judge Tony Zohrab said the incident was a nasty one and said Grant's conduct was inexcusable. Grant was ordered to continue the methadone programme he is on and was sentenced to an additional 90 hours' community work.

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