Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Thug Used Flip-Flop to Hit Woman

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Thug Used Flip-Flop to Hit Woman

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Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT

A THUG who hit a woman in the face with his flip-flop has avoided jail.

Curtis Alan Loughman had 108 offences on his record before he assaulted a woman in her Lotfus home.

He took off one of his flip-flops during an argument with the 27-year-old woman and struck her cheek with it.

Then he punched her three times, Teesside Crown Court heard.

He struck her to the back of the head, forehead and the right cheek, said prosecutor Paul Rowland.

She was treated in hospital for a cut and multiple bruises to the face and scalp after the attack in the early hours of January 15. She had come home to find Loughman, 26, with whom she was friendly at the time, in her home with other friends.

Loughman, of Clarendon Street, Redcar, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm. He was on bail at the time.

His last conviction in 2009 was for a similar offence, for which he was jailed, with other assaults and assaults on police officers earlier on his record. …

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