A man punched his wife in the face during a week’s holiday at a caravan on the north coast after, according to a defence lawyer, “cabin fever ensued”.
Patrick Mooney (37), of Clonmore Gardens in Omagh, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday and admitted a charge of common assault.
A prosecutor said police were contacted by a night watchman at Juniper Hill Caravan Park between Portrush and Portstewart following a disturbance on August 3 this year. Mooney was observed punching his wife in the face.
A defence lawyer said the couple were in the Portrush area for a week on holiday and drink had been taken in a caravan where “effectively cabin fever ensued”.
The lawyer said his client was remorseful and accepted there was no excuse for what he did.
Imposing a four months jail sentence, suspended for two years, District Judge Peter King told the defendant: “This was a holiday you are going to remember for quite some time”.
The judge said it was “disgraceful and completely unacceptable behaviour”.