Thug spat on partner, parried mom and grabbed stepdad by testicles during gender reveal


It’s the thug who spat on his pregnant partner, slammed her head, parried her mother, then grabbed her stepdad by the testicles – all in one joyful gender reveal party.

Ewis Lyttle can be seen here proud as ‘punch’ as ​​his beaming girlfriend, who we don’t identify, pops a balloon that revealed the young couple from Belfast are due to have a baby girl later this year.

But after refueling, 21-year-old Lyttle, who was jailed for a year this week, popped the metaphorical ‘happy’ couple balloon with a startling rage.

A video of the happy occasion, held in Newtownabbey four months ago, remains in public view on social media.

But a court heard this week things didn’t stay cheerful for long and the video could be renamed ‘When gender reveal parties go wrong’.

Gender reveal parties have become the thing to do these days with thousands of pounds often being spent throwing parties so expectant parents can tell gathered family and friends whether they are having a boy or a girl. .

But hopefully few end up like this.

Video posted by one of the future godparents shows Lyttle’s partner waiting to pop a balloon with ‘Baby Lyttle??’ written on it with the idea that the baby’s gender is a secret until pink or blue confetti is released when poked.

A crowd of girls are giving the couple – who the court heard this week are surprisingly no longer together – a countdown and squeal with delight as they reveal a baby girl is on the way.

Lyttle is in the background with his own pink confetti popper, but he was soon to become the “party poo” when he completely lost the plot.

Just weeks before the crash, Lyttle’s partner broke the happy news that she and Lewis were due to have a baby together and the baby was due next month.

“So Lewis and I have our own little secret to share. The biggest blessing yet to come. Can’t wait to meet you our little monkey. April 2022,” she posted on Facebook.

The message was accompanied by baby photos, stuffed animals, slippers and a small baby vest. But Lyttle was jailed this week for 12 months for the shocking meltdown that took place last November.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard how the baby-faced thug also pushed the expectant mother of his firstborn child against a radiator during the family reunion.

Lyttle, of Knocknagoney Park in Belfast, admitted charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.

The thug, who remains in Hydebank despite an appeal against his 12-month prison sentence, was arrested after police were called to a house in Newtownabbey in the early hours of November 7 last year.

A Crown attorney said: ‘He assaulted his pregnant partner by spitting on her and pushing her onto a radiator causing her to hit her head.

The woman’s mother was punched in the lip as she tried to intervene, the court heard.

“His stepfather then came out of an upstairs bedroom, and the accused grabbed him by the testicles (and forearm),” added the prosecutor.

When restrained and cautioned by police at the scene, Lyttle replied, “Okay.” Defense attorney Rachael McCormick said her client had accepted full guilt and said the couple were no longer together.

“It stems from what was supposed to be a pretty good day,” she told the court.

“The defendant and his ex-girlfriend were expecting their first child and hosted a gender reveal party on the date these offenses occurred.”

A combination of alcohol and ‘fractured’ family relationships led to Lyttle’s ‘negative reaction’, according to Ms McCormick.

Referring to the defendant’s anger management issues, the lawyer said he had undergone work to ensure full involvement in his child’s life.

Following the submissions, Judge Noel Dunlop said: “There is no alternative but to impose a custodial sentence.”

He ordered Lyttle to serve a total of six months for the assaults, plus an additional six months from a previous suspended sentence. Ms McCormick has confirmed her client’s intention to appeal the jail sentence.

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