Woman beaten, court told

22:55, Feb 26 2014

Punches were rained on the face and neck of a woman by her jealous former partner as she sat in a car outside a Waitara party, a jury was told in the the New Plymouth District Court yesterday.

Mawene Bidois, 25, has denied assaulting his former partner, Amanda Sharman, with intent to injure her on July 14 last year.

Crown prosecutor Andrew Britton said the two had broken up after being in a relationship for three years.

Ms Sharman, who had been drinking at her home in Bell Block, had gone to a party in Mountain Rd about midnight with her friends.

She saw Bidois there and when he saw Ms Sharman he yelled abuse and swore at her, calling her a slut.

He threw a full can at her head just missing her, spat at her and hit her in the face with a wet bar towel he threw at her.


He had damaged the car of another of Ms Sharman's friends when they returned to the party about an hour later and he wrenched open Ms Sharman's passenger door, again abusing her.

Ms Sharman and her friends then went to a Waitara house party and Bidois arrived.

When she was sitting in a car about 4am, he punched her hard through the window, Mr Britton said.

She tried to kick him away and turned her head and the blows hit her on the back of the neck. She suffered a black eye and bruises.

Six witnesses for the prosecution would be called, Mr Britton said.

Taranaki Daily News