Man Jailed For Assault

A Herne Bay man has been jailed for assaulting a four year old girl and her mother.

29 year old Paul James Smith of Pier Avenue, Herne Bay was handed a 30 month prison sentence at Canterbury Crown Court for assaulting a mother and her 4 year old daughter.

After forcing his way into his former partner's home, the court heard how he pushed the four-year-old girl into a dressing table where she hit her head and suffered injuries to her eye. The court were also told that he punched the mother, dragged her off her bed and kicked her in the stomach.