Probation for man who emptied colostomy bag over wife’s head

Actions of Samuel Victor Hislop (62), from Belfast, described as ‘nasty’ by judge

Lord Justice Treacy refused bail at the the High Court in Belfast.  File image: Google Street View

Lord Justice Treacy refused bail at the the High Court in Belfast. File image: Google Street View

 

A Belfast man threw his partner down a flight of stairs before emptying the contents of his colostomy bag over her, a court has heard.

Samuel Victor Hislop (62), was given two years probation for an attack described by the judge as “nasty”.

Hislop, a school car park attendant from Daphne Street in the city, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the victim had gone to bed while he continued drinking at their home on January 19th this year.

A prosecution lawyer said: “She stated the defendant became abusive towards her, threw her down the stairs and punched her on the cheek.

“The contents of a colostomy bag were thrown in her face and hair.”

Police called to the scene observed a mark on the woman’s cheek and lump to the back of her head. She told officers that she had lifted a bottle to defend herself because of her fear.

During interviews, Hislop claimed to have no memory of the incident.

Defence solicitor Pat Kelly acknowledged it had been a “highly unpleasant” episode.

“This is simply appalling and he (Hislop) would accept that,” Mr Kelly said.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall was told the defendant abuses alcohol as part of a volatile relationship with the victim. But according to Mr Kelly, the couple intend to reconcile.

He also disclosed that Hislop works at a school in the south Belfast area.

Imposing two years probation, Judge Bagnall said: “This is a nasty incident, but he is to be credited for entering a plea at the outset.”