Grantham court: Man kicked and spat at partner in money row

Court news.
Court news.

A man kicked and spat in the face of his partner during an argument over money.

Daniel Scoley, of Stow Bardolph, King’s Lynn, admitted assault by beating and criminal damage at Great Northern Court in Grantham on October 11.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare told the court that Scoley and his partner had been in a relationship for several years and 18 months into that relationship she had found out about his drug taking which led to arguments.

Mr Clare said that on October 11 they had argued again and Scoley asked her for money. He picked up her handbag to try and get her purse.

She tried to grab her phone but he pushed her on the bed and she begged him to give her the phone, but he threw into the hallway.

Scoley then grabbed her right arm and twisted it behind her back.

He said he could not leave without money and took a £20 note and two £5 notes from her purse.

The victim had said Scoley called her a “slag” and he spat in her face.

He twisted her arm against which was “incredibly painful” and then kicked her twice.

The victim rang her mother who later took her to hospital. Scoley punched a cupboard door.

The victim suffered a swollen and bruised arm. Mr Clare quotes the victim as saying: “I now have to put my life back together. I am sick of his vile behaviour.

“He takes a lot of drugs. I am frightened of him when he is intoxicated.”

The case against Scoley, who was not represented, was adjourned for a pre-sentence report on December 8.