Man bit his partner and smashed phone

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A MAN bit his partner during a heated argument before throwing her £500 mobile phone against a wall.

The court heard how James Peasgood of Commercial Road, Grantham, formerly of Munton Fields, Ropsley, lost his temper following an argument about dogs being allowed in the family home.

The victim made a statement saying Peasgood struck her around the back of the head, spat in her face and bit her hand while she tried to call the police before throwing her Blackberry phone against the wall and stamping on it.

However, Miss Stevens, defending, said there was a “substantial difference between his account and that given by the complainant”.

Miss Stevens said Peasgood bit the victim’s hand because she was scratching his chest and would not let go. He denied striking or spitting but did admit to throwing the phone against a wall.

Miss Stevens said: “He is deeply ashamed of himself. He loves her very, very much and has a great deal of respect for her.”

A statement was read out from the victim in which she said Peasgood has problems with his temper but is a “good father”.

The case was adjourned prior to sentencing until April 16 for a full report from the probation service.