Man faces jail for hammer attack on ex-wife

A Londonderry man, who hit his ex-wife three times with a hammer, has been warned he faces a substantial jail sentence.

Leslie Gillespie, 45, from Glenabbey Mews, admitted having a hammer, attacking his ex-wife and her partner and threatening to kill them.

Londonderry Crown Court was told that the attack happened at his ex-wife's home in Dundrean Park in January.

He was under a suspended sentence for attacking her at the time.

The father-of-two, who has 113 previous convictions, is due to be sentenced on Friday.