A Northamptonshire man who threw a remote control at a young child, causing a three centimetre cut, used a strong household glue to treat the wound rather than take him to hospital, a court heard.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a child.
The court heard the man had been drinking heavily and then “lost his temper” in a house in Rushden in January last year and threw a TV remote control in the direction of the toddler.
The remote control hit a coffee table and then collided with the toddler’s head causing a large cut.
Rather than call a doctor or take the child to hospital, the man used a household glue to treat the wound.
The court heard that the glue caused the boy “additional discomfort” and could have led to the cut becoming infected.
The man also admitted a further assault on a woman by throwing a mobile phone at her head and punching her in the face.
His Honour Judge Timothy Smith said the man’s assault on the young boy was a “cowardly act.”
The man was sentenced to a total of one year and eight weeks in jail, suspended for two years.