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Property boss, 47, who headbutted his pregnant girlfriend is spared jail 

A property boss headbutted his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him, a court has heard.

Brian Betsy, 47, became upset when Chloe Kempson said she didn't want to have sex because she was feeling sick and attacked her in a flat in Enfield, north London.

Edward Aydin, prosecuting, told Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court: 'She was 19 weeks pregnant on the day of the assault.

'She was at home with Betsy. He was asking for sex and she didn't want to have sex. He began smashing some items in the residence.

'He got upset, went into a room and smashed the door, which shook the flat.'

Brian Betsy, 47, attacked his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him

Ms Kempson began packing up to leave and was looking for her kittens when he pushed her and began smashing things at the flat in Enfield, north London.

'He was in a fit of rage, shouting,' said Mr Aydin.

'He leaned forward and headbutted her to the face, causing her to fall backwards onto the sofa. She says she got a small cut to her lower lip and bruising.'

In a victim impact statement, Ms Kempson described how the incident made her see sense and she removed herself from what she described as a 'cycle of abuse'.

She added: 'I suffer with PTSD from the ongoing abuse that I experienced. It affects my daily life. I'm unable to maintain relationships.

'I feel like a shell of my former self. I often freeze in conversation.

'I struggle to be outdoors in public. I'm now suspicious of people approaching or walking behind me. Being hyper-vigilant is exhausting.'

Judge Susan Williams sentenced Betsy to 16 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months

Judge Susan Williams sentenced Betsy to 16 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered him to perform 140 hours of unpaid work.

She also imposed a restraining order preventing Betsy from contacting Ms Kempson for the next two years.

'If you're going to have sex with a woman you do so in circumstances where she is a willing partner,' she said.

'If she says no, you back off. You ought to know that at age 47. You've been married twice.

'You do not bulldoze and bludgeon your way into a relationship with someone else. Would you want to have sex if you felt as though you were about to be sick? I very much doubt it.'

Oliver Garvey, defending, said Betsy has accepted responsibility for what happened that day and that he is willing to comply with the restraining order.

Betsy, of Barnet, denied but was convicted of assault by beating Ms Kempson on March 19 last year.