A BENDIGO woman has admitted to throwing a toilet seat at her partner and biting him during an alcohol-fuelled rage.
The 47-year-old woman appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court this week where she pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful assault, throwing missiles, and breaching an intervention order.
The court heard the order was issued on October 12 last year, with the woman's partner listed as the protected person.
Under the order, the woman was not allowed to contact the man or go within 200 metres of his property.
On December 15 and December 16, the woman stayed the night at the man's home in contravention of the order.
On December 17, the woman was again at the man's house. She was drinking alcohol and on the phone to her former partner when she became aggressive.
The woman started ripping open presents, threw a toilet seat at the man, and smashed plates.
The man went outside to get away from the woman but she followed and continued to throw items at him.
When the man said he would call 000, the woman returned to the kitchen and smashed more items, including a television and pot plants.
The court heard at some point during the altercation, the woman bit the man on his cheek and arm.
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The woman left the property when the man called the police. She was later arrested and interviewed where she made partial admissions.
Defence lawyer Christine Callaghan told the court the woman had issues with alcohol abuse, to which she had been receiving treatment.
Ms Callaghan said at the time of the offending, the woman had relapsed into her alcoholism and her mental health declined.
The defence lawyer said the 47-year-old had given money to the victim to repair the damage.
Ms Callaghan submitted that a community corrections order was the most appropriate sentence so the woman could receive the support she needed.
Magistrate Patrick Southey said the offending was "pretty alarming", but he would have the woman assessed for a corrections order.
Mr Southey granted the woman bail so she could undergo the assessment. She is due to return to the Bendigo Magistrates' Court next week.
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