AN ATTACKER spat in his ex-girlfriend's face during an assault in a Hereford street.

Billy Arran Jenson admitted assaulting a woman by beating and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police were called to reports of an assault in Hereford's Pembridge Close on September 9, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

The court heard a number of people had rung police to say a couple were fighting and that the male was hitting and abusing the woman in the street.

Officers arrived and spoke to the woman, who said she had been in a relationship with Jenson and had gone to his house after breaking up with him to retrieve her mobile phone, but that he had 'lost control', spitting in her face and hair, assaulting her, and pushing her over a car bonnet.

The victim told officers she had tried to break away, but had not been able to do so.


Jenson who was arrested, started shouting expletives and calling the officers obscene names as he was being escorted to the police vehicle, and was further arrested for using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

The court heard from a probation report that Jenson is already subject to two community orders and has been handed the maximum amount of unpaid work that can be given with those orders, most of which is uncompleted due to coronavirus lockdowns and his job.

Jenson, of Charles Witts Avenue, Hereford, was handed a two-year community order and must complete the Building Better Relationships programme. He was also fined £75 and must pay costs of £80 and a £95 victim surcharge.