An Australind man who assaulted the mother of his children and his mother-in-law in front of his kids has received a suspended sentence over multiple domestic violence-related assaults. Liam Jacob Robson, 25, was sentenced at Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful assault causing bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation, one of common assault, one of obstructing public officers, and one of breaching a family violence restraining order. The court heard in August, Robson attended his now ex-partner’s residence after drinking at a pub. An altercation began where Robson began acting violently including throwing objects at the victim in front of his three children, all aged under 10. He then pushed his ex-partner against a wall and struck her a number of times leaving bruises to her face. The victim then fled outside to try and call police, and was struck before falling to the ground. Robson — while holding his three-year-old son — then obstructed the victim’s airways as she lay on the ground. The victim’s mother —who was present— was also assaulted. Robson then acted violently towards police attending the scene and an ambulance was called. Defence counsel Chapman said the choking incident was “unintentional” as he had fallen onto the victim while holding his son. Magistrate Benjamin Tyers said the children should have been protected from exposure to such violence. He described the attacks as “vicious and not fleeting”. “It is abhorrent that you offended against two women” he said. Robson was spared jail time due to his lack of criminal record and his immediate remorseful actions, as he checked himself into counselling six days after the assault. Robson told the court he had a troubled mental state after grieving the death of his mother. Magistrate Tyers added it was “interesting” the accused felt grief for the loss of his mother yet offended against the mother of his own children. Magistrate Tyers said that the sentence was “catalyst for change” and an opportunity for Robson not to face jail time again. Robson received a 12 month suspended term of imprisonment and fines of $1300.