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Yarmouth man punched girlfriend 25 times

PUBLISHED: 10:53 12 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:10 03 July 2010

A GREAT Yarmouth man was caught on CCTV punching his girlfriend 25 times and headbutting her in a sustained violent attack by the resort's seafront, a court heard yesterday.

A GREAT Yarmouth man was caught on CCTV punching his girlfriend 25 times and headbutting her in a sustained violent attack by the resort's seafront, a court heard yesterday.

Ahmad Moosafeer was warned he could face jail after he admitted causing actually bodily harm to Maria Isaie on May 10.

Despite the brutal attack, his partner of three years still plans to buy a home with him and did not want to see him prosecuted.

But Moosafeer, 30, of Wellington Road, pleaded guilty after police and the Crown Prosecution Service used CCTV footage of the assault as the main evidence against him.

Yarmouth Magistrates' Court heard that the cameras first saw Moosafeer hitting his girlfriend as they walked along Marine Parade.

Gary Starling, prosecuting, said: “It shows a sustained violent assault involving at least 25 punches and a headbutt. She cowers and tries to protect herself with her hands.”

When police found the couple in Apsley Road, Moosafeer could be seen holding her with one hand while he punched her with the other.

Mr Starling, describing Miss Isaie's decision not to press charges, said: “One wonders why she does not pursue it.”

Heather Little, representing Moosafeer, said he had acted totally out of character and that such an incident had never happened before in their three-year relationship. It was claimed that Moosafeer carried out the attack as his drinks may have been spiked. They now plan to buy a home together.

Ms Little said: “They are fully reconciled. They are back together.”

Moosafeer will reappear before magistrates for sentencing on July 2.

Chairman of the bench Mike Powles said: “It is a serious matter. You could go to prison for this.”

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