Man jailed after pouring kettle of boiling water mixed with sugar over pregnant girlfriend

Man jailed after pouring kettle of boiling water mixed with sugar over pregnant girlfriend

A 24-year-old man who poured a kettle of boiling water mixed with sugar over his pregnant girlfriend has been jailed for a total of 2-and-a-half years.

Michael Lynch had denied a charge of assault causing harm to 25-year-old Tara Bird at their flat on Old Youghal Road in Cork city in 2015.

The court heard Lynch carried out the attack because he was jealous of his girlfriend looking at another man.

The jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court found Lynch guilty of the assault charge, but they found him not guilty of threatening to kill Ms Bird.


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