A MAN who assaulted two women in a single evening has been warned to change his attitude after spending five months behind bars.

Christopher Luke Craine, 29, chased one woman who didn't want him near her round a nightclub before breaking two of her teeth, York Crown Court heard.

Rob Galley, prosecuting, said Craine then went to his heavily pregnant partner's home, grabbed her round the neck and pushed her over.

Craine spent five months in prison on remand, the equivalent of a 10-month sentence before being given a two-year community order.

"Looking at you in court now, I can imagine how terrified your victims were," Judge Andrew Stubbs QC told him.

"If you come out of court showing the attitude you appear to be showing me, this two-year community order is destined for failure."

The judge said probation officers were prepared to work with Craine, so he was prepared to give him a chance to show he could change.

Craine, of River View, Barlby, pleaded guilty to causing the first woman actual bodily harm, assaulting his partner and criminal damage to his partner's internal wall.

In addition to the community order of 140 hours' unpaid work and a programme on how to behave in relationships, he was ordered to pay £250 compensation to the first victim and made subject to a restraining order banning any contact with her for 10 years.

His barrister Simon Reevell did not give any mitigation after the judge indicated he would not pass a custodial sentence.

Mr Galley said Craine knew his partner was pregnant with his child and that she was suffering from kidney problems when he assaulted her. The baby was unharmed.

Craine has several previous convictions for violence.