A carpenter who hurled a cooked chicken at his ex-partner after returning home drunk has avoided a jail term.
Colin Comiskey, 34, grabbed his partner Ellen Van De Vusse not long after they moved in together in Kensington, west London.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Comiskey has returned home drunk and offered Ms Van De Vusse, a former designer for ad firm Saatchi and Saatchi, some of his food.
Colin Comiskey (left) threw a cooked chicken at girlfriend Ellen Van De Vusse (right) after coming home drunk
When she tried to go back to sleep, he threw the chicken at her and it ‘exploded’ on her dressing gown, the court heard.
Ms Van De Vusse phoned the police and locked herself in the bathroom as officers raced to scene, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
Jonathan Bryan, prosecuting, said: ‘The defendant is the ex-boyfriend of the complainant. They had been in a relationship for about three years and had been renting a flat.
‘The relationship broke up in November 2017. There then follows a dispute over the living arrangements.
‘The complainant was asleep in her bed. The defendant arrived at about 9:30pm. He was very drunk.’
After trying to get his then-girlfriend to get up, Comiskey shouted: ‘Get up, you are not sleeping now.’
The throwing of the chicken was treated as assault by prosecutors in the case
The prosecutor continued: ‘He said he had brought her dinner. She said to him she was not hungry.
‘His response to that was to push her in the chest. It did not hurt her, and she tried to walk away.
‘He picked up a chicken and it hit her on the dressing grown. Some of it went over the kitchen and television.
‘She managed to leave the kitchen. He was very angry and was clenching his fists.’
When Ms Vusse rang the police he warned: ‘If you are calling the police you are going to regret it.’
Comiskey, of west London, admitted one count of assault by beating on 12 January 2018.
He was sentenced to an 18-month community order and told to pay £760 in court costs.