A 39-year-old man from Fgura was on a Sunday given a suspended sentence after admitting to injuring his pregnant former partner during an argument. 

The pregnant woman suffered slight injuries. 

Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit sentenced the man to a nine-month jail term, suspended for 18 months. 

He was also forbidden from approaching the woman. 

The court ordered the assignment of a probation officer to help the man overcome his alcohol problems. 

Inspector Roderick Attard prosecuted.