Nelson woman punched after being called a ‘tease’

Burnley Magistrates' Court.
Burnley Magistrates' Court.
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A man attacked his partner after he tried unsuccessfully to “seduce” her after a night’s drinking in the Lord Nelson pub, a court heard.

Pennine magistrates were told how Adam Baker called victim Ann Taylor a “tease” before they rowed and he assaulted her.

Baker was arrested and taken into custody after the violence on March 7th and then headbutted the viewing window on his cell door.

The defendant (35), of Park Drive, Nelson, is now awaiting sentence after admitting assault by beating and criminal damage. He was bailed until April 8th on condition he does not communicate with Ms Taylor and does not go within 100m of Victoria Close, Nelson.

Prosecutor Miss Enza Geldard said the defendant and victim had been drinking in the pub in Nelson. They got a taxi together, she went up to bed and the defendant followed her and tried to seduce her. He then called her a tease.

She went downstairs, an argument developed and he took hold of her hair and pulled it hard. When Baker let go, she took hold of his hair. The defendant got free, pushed her into a dining chair, picked her up by the scruff of the neck, swung for her and knocked her onto the settee. He then punched her about five times in the face.

Miss Geldard continued: “She managed to leave the address and went to her mother’s house and contacted the police.”