A WHITEFIELD man who spat at his pregnant partner during a domestic row has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Jack Harry Cusick, 28, of Dudley Avenue, pleaded guilty to an offence of assault by beating on Nicole Brennan on April 17.

Magistrates ruled that the offence was so serious a suspended prison sentence was justified.

He was given a 12-week term, suspended for 18 months, with an eight-week electronically monitored curfew.

Cusick must also take part in 30 rehabilitation activity days with the probation service, and pay a £125 victim surcharge and £85 court costs,