A nurse has been banned from driving after she was seen on CCTV running over her ex-boyfriend in a rugby club car park after a drunken row, a court has heard.

CCTV footage shown at Swansea Crown Court showed Rebecca Thomas, of Heol Dulais, Birchgrove, Swansea, getting into a scuffle with her ex David Robinson who she had broken up with four months before.

Mr Robinson “recalls being in the driver’s seat of the defendant’s car” where she “grabbed him, punched him, and pulled off his neck chain”, Wales Online reports.

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They got out of the car and the argument continued on September 24, 2022.

Thomas, 37, was then seen getting back into the car, while Mr Robinson walks away from the rugby club towards the car park entrance.

The car – being driven by Thomas – is then seen entering the screen from the right and veering into Mr Robinson before being driven away.

The 45-year-old bloke is then struck by the car and flips onto the bonnet before falling and left laying on the ground.

Prosecutor Brian Simpson told the court that Robinson laid there for "about four and a half minutes before passers by come to help him. He then went to his new girlfriend’s house and later to hospital”.

Following the incident, Mr Robinson suffered from tenderness to the neck and arm, a black eye and bruising, and later went to the hospital before being discharged with no serious injuries.

Simpson added the pair were so intoxicated during the incident that they could not remember much of what occurred.

But Mr Robinson did, however, say that “he had never seen the defendant as drunk as she was on that day".

Defence barrister Robin Rouch told the court his client had no previous convictions or cautions on her record.

Addressing Thomas, a nurse by profession and someone who is “highly valued”, Judge Walters said both the defendant and her ex-partner had “consumed far too much drink”.

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He said: “You were both heavily under the influence. This incident would not have happened if it was not for that.

"The reality is having been together that day the red mist descended on you. There was an altercation between you. When he walks off you drive away and you veer the car into him.”

Thomas had previously admitted charges of battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and dangerous driving. She was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for a period of two years.

Furthermore, Thomas will have to pay a surcharge of £154 within a 12-week period and she must complete a mental health treatment requirement for a period of 12 months and a 30-hour rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and will only be able to drive again after passing an extended driving test.


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