A young woman collecting belongings from her former Lavington home after splitting from her boyfriend had her arm broken after they argued, a court has heard.
Mitchell Currey grabbed the woman with both hands then twisted, causing what she thought felt like a fracture to her left forearm.
Currey had objected to what she was taking from the home they formerly shared, leading to a heated stoush between the pair.
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The 25-year-old unemployed man though did not try to shy away from what he did, Albury Local Court was told, as he reported the incident to Albury police just hours later.
Currey, of Kaitlers Road, Lavington, pleaded guilty to a single charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Defence lawyer Mitchell Irwin said Currey "certainly accepts" he "could have handled it in a different way".
"He is remorseful; in his own words, he feels terrible," he said.
Mr Irwin said it was accepted that Currey had committed a "serious example of bodily harm".
The assault, he said, occurred within the context of the breakdown of a four-year relationship.
Prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike highlighted the grave nature of Currey's actions.
"Domestic violence is obviously rife in the community and this is obviously a serious example of it," Sergeant Pike said.
Mr Funston told Currey, on sentence, he accepted that what he did was "totally out of character for you".
If that wasn't the case, he then said, his three sisters and mother would not have turned up to Albury courthouse to support him.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, just one of his sisters was allowed in the courtroom.
"The community does not tolerate any form of domestic violence," Mr Funston said.
"And I accept you contacted police, and there was conflict on both sides.
"The reality is she ended up in plaster; it must have been a significant twist."
Currey was put on a 12-month community corrections order.
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