Incident 'nasty'

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.

The Marlborough Express