A FORMER soldier assaulted his former partner after he went to her house and searched for a man in her home.

Newport Crown Court heard how Gregory Morgan was looking for someone and asked her “Where is he?”

Peter Donnison, prosecuting, said the defendant had picked up the victim by her midriff and carried her during the incident in Caerphilly on June 18.

Morgan admitted common assault.

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He had been charged with burglary but the prosecution offered no evidence at the defendant’s plea hearing and he was found not guilty of that charge.

Ed Mitchard, representing Morgan, said his client was a former solider who now "plays the enemy in army training exercises" in Brecon.

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Judge Daniel Williams told the defendant: “Your behaviour was wholly unacceptable.

“You lifted her and searched for someone who may have been at the property.”

Morgan, 32, of Narberth Court, Hendredenny, Caerphilly, was fined £400 and told he faces 10 days in prison in default.

He must also pay a £40 victim surcharge.