A JEALOUS lover slapped his girlfriend during a drunken row because he believed she had been unfaithful, a court heard.

Oldbury construction worker Tyrone Partridge, who then smashed her mobile phone against a wall, was placed on supervision for 18 months, The 25- year- old, of Lye Cross Road, admitted assault by beating and criminal damage at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He was also ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend £250 compensation for the bruising and swelling she suffered.