Bouncer jailed for attack on ex-partner
A BOUNCER who punched his former partner twice in the face with a sharp object has been jailed for eight years.
Fergal McNulty (42) came up behind the victim as she was walking her eight-year-old son to school and punched her twice, cutting her from ear to nose.
In a victim-impact report read out in court, Una Webb said the severe scarring resulting from the assault was a daily reminder of her attacker.
The mother of one said that she was not a vain person but she felt that the scar had destroyed her face.
Garda Shimlagh Martin told Garret Baker, prosecuting, that McNulty had seven previous convictions, including theft, forgery, and two for common assault.
McNulty, of Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm and assault causing serious harm to Ms Webb on St Anne's Road, Drumcondra, on September 3, 2009.
After two days of evidence, the jury of six men and six women took three hours to return majority verdicts of guilty on both charges.
The court heard that Ms Webb was left with a 15cm scar and the attack had shattered two of her teeth.
The judge said it had been a horrendous and vicious assault, carried out in broad daylight on a public street, which had destroyed the victim's life.
Counsel said his client still maintained his innocence and intended to appeal.