Games attacker

Crime story
Crime story

A MAN flew into a violent rage and threw a computer game controller at his girlfriend’s head during a drunken row.

But Anthony McIlroy-Waterson was immediately so full of remorse that he phoned the police himself to report his assault - while his girlfriend Natalie Devlin declined to make any complaint when police arrived at their Leigh home.

Jobless McIlroy-Waterson, 28, admitted assault when he appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Mike Ardern, prosecuting, told JPs that the incident had occurred in the early hours and both were drunk.

Andrew Stock, defending, said that McIlroy-Waterson, of Robertshaw Street, admitted hurling the Play Station controller but denied in interview that he had intended to hit Miss Devlin. He was given a four months prison sentence suspended for two years with a supervision element.