Woman threw her girlfriend against wall and kicked her in the face

A transgender woman threw her ex-girlfriend against a wall and kicked her in the face with her bare foot.

April Welsh, 34, who told WalesOnline in 2019 how hormone treatment to become a woman almost killed her, attacked her former partner Claire Roberts-Lloyd at home after being booted from a pub.

When they returned to their flat, Welsh grabbed her partner by the arm and launched her against walls and furniture before kicking Ms Roberts-Lloyd in the face with her bare foot while she crouched on the floor trying to protect herself.

Cardiff Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Welsh carried out the assault while serving a community order for an offence of drink-driving, WalesOnline reports.

Lowri Patterson, prosecuting, said Ms Roberts-Lloyd drove to Welsh's home on the evening of March 7, 2020, and they went to a local pub in Blackwood with another woman.

At the pub, Ms Patterson said Ms Roberts-Lloyd noticed that Welsh had her mobile phone in her hand and was receiving a call from a former partner.

Ms Roberts-Lloyd took the phone from the defendant causing Welsh to "become aggressive" and smash a glass on the floor in anger. Ms Patterson said security staff approached her and she was asked to leave.

The prosecutor said Welsh was taken back to her address alone by Ms Roberts-Lloyd.

"Upon entering the flat April became aggressive, grabbing Claire by the arm," Ms Patterson said.

"April grabbed Claire and threw her around the address and into furniture and walls. Claire crouched down and tried to protect herself while April kicked her in the face."

Ms Patterson said a neighbour called the police after hearing shouting and screaming coming from the property.

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The prosecutor said pictures of the victim showed bruising to the left leg and lower back as well as marks on her right shoulder and left breast.

Welsh, of Old School Place, Blackwood, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Hashim Salmman, defending, said his client deserved full credit for her early guilty pleas. He said Welsh was sorry for her actions and had written a letter to the court to express her remorse and pointed to his client's previous good character.

Welsh was sentenced to four months in prison suspended for 18 months and must complete a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

A restraining order barring Welsh from contacting Ms Roberts-Lloyd was also imposed for a period of five years.

Welsh must pay £420 court costs and a surcharge of £120.

If you have been affected by issues of domestic violence or coercive control you can call Refuge's 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free. The number is 0808 2000 247

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