Grantham court: Man grabbed partner by throat

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The court heard how a verbal argument between a couple culminated in an incident of common assault at a Grantham property.

Mark Baker, aged 32, currently of Mercia Drive, Ancaster pleaded guilty to one count of common assault committed on September 17.

Prosecutor Shelley Wilson outlined how Baker had been arguing with his partner of three years and initally complied with her request for him to leave the house. However he later returned and the row escalated when Baker saw his belongings had been put into a tent in the garden.

Baker also wanted to take a child’s scooter away, but as his partner passed this to him through the front door he pushed his way through and grabbed her by the throat with his right hand.

Mrs Wilson added that the victim’s head was pushed against a bannister and she suffered pain to her ear. Baker then let go and walked out of the house calling his partner ‘bitch’ and ‘vile’.

He was then arrested and interviewed during which he admitted pushing his partner and said that he regretted his actions.

Defending, Rob Arthur also described the circumstances as a verbal argument which had escalated when Baker grabbed his partner’s throat and pushed her back.

The case was adjourned by magistrates so that a pre-sentence report can be prepared, with Baker due to appear again at Grantham magistrates on October 20.

Until that date Baker remains on conditional bail.