Haydock man flew into drunken rage in front of his partner’s teenage daughter

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A Haydock man has admitted assaulting his partner and damaging her car.

Stephen Blair, 45, admitted assaulting Helen Lawson at the home they shared in Ince on December 23, 2015, and then of causing £400 damage to her car on May 14.

Wigan Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday how the couple had been in a relationship for 10 years and lived together with Miss Lawson’s 14-year-old daughter.

Sarah Perkins, prosecuting, said: “The defendant assaulted Helen Lawson by holding her round the throat so she struggled to breath and punched her in the face causing a significant black eye.

“When the second incident occurred, the defendant had been drinking. The 14-year-old was present when the defendant flew into a rage and caused the damage.”

Karen Schofield, defending, said the case would need to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report because it was a domestic violence incident.

Blair, of John’s Avenue, Haydock, was released on conditional bail to appear for sentence on June 21.