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Jealous thug attacked ex

A LITHUANIAN man who brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend during a jealous rage has been sentenced to two years.

Darius Tankevicius (34) of New Seskin Court, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Diana Petruskeviciute at her home in Tallaght on June 12, 2010.

Garda Cian Sears told Judge Martin Nolan he discovered the victim lying in a blood soaked bed with injuries, including broken teeth and a puncture wound through her lower jaw that penetrated into her mouth.

Tankevicius had accused Ms Petruskeviciute, his former girlfriend, of beginning a new relationship with one of her neighbours.

Judge Nolan passed down a two-year sentence but suspended all but nine months.