A man who injured his then partner by repeatedly slamming a car door onto her legs has been made the subject of a suspended prison sentence.

Karl Jones, aged 31, admitted assaulting Bethan Louise Thomas in the car park of Garnant Golf Club on May 5 last year.

Carina Hughes, prosecuting, said Miss Thomas had been involved with the sponsorship of an event at the club and as the day ended she insisted Jones drove to pick up their two children.

But Jones wanted to shower before leaving and a row developed.

Miss Hughes said it was accepted by the prosecution that Miss Thomas had started the violence by head butting Jones, causing his nose to bleed.

He responded by apparently trying to get her into their car. But as she was part way in he began slamming the door onto her legs, causing what Judge Paul Thomas described as horrific injuries.

Jones' barrister, Paul Hobson, said the couple were no longer together.

Jones, of Derwen Avenue, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, was jailed for 40 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for the community.

Judge Thomas issued a restraining order preventing Jones from contacting Miss Thomas for three years.

"You had had too much to drink," he told Jones.

"Whatever the start of it you repeatedly slammed the car door on her legs causing her multiple and horrific injuries."

Judge Thomas warned Jones that if he was brought back to court he would send him to jail.