A 29-year-old man who grabbed his former partner by the wrists and tried to drag her out of her sister’s house has been convicted of common assault.

Lukasz Rudnik with an address of Main Street, Lisnaskea was found guilty of the offence which related to an incident on August 18, 2019.

The court heard that on the day on question the defendant had text his ex-girlfriend saying he was going to “kill himself”.

Ludnik’s ex-girlfriend contacted the police to check on him but some time later he arrived at her sister’s house where she was.

They let him into the house at which stage he told his former partner that it was time to go. Ludnik reached out grab her and she said no.

The defendant then grabbed the injured party by the wrists and tried to drag her out of the house. She resisted and he then put her over his shoulder to take her out of the house.

They pleaded with the defendant to stop and to deal with the issues in the morning.

Police arrived at the house and Ludnik tried to run away but was eventually stopped. The injured party had redness to her wrists and mentioned she was scared.

She also told police that there had been violent incidents in the past.

The Public Prosecution Service also requested a Restraining Order be put in place.

Myles McManus, representing Ludnik, told the court that because the injured party lived in Cavan and this was the first offence of this type on his client’s record a restraining order would be disproportionate at this point.

He said his client had somewhat of a chaotic lifestyle and had some difficulties in his life including with mental health issues.

Mr. McManus added that his client accepted full responsibility for his actions and expressed apologies to the court and also the victim of the common assault.

District Judge Steven Keown told Ludnik he could benefit from working with probation and ordered him to carry out a 12 month Probation Order as well as imposing a 12 month Restraining Order on the 29 year old.