A New Mill man fought with his partner’s ex-boyfriend after he threatened to attack him with some scaffolding, a court heard.

Adam Baxter, of Royds Drive, admitted to charges of threatening behaviour and criminal damage.

Kirklees magistrates heard that the row erupted on the forecourt of the Murco Garage in Holmfirth on January 29.

The court heard that the door of victim Stuart Chapman’s car was pulled open and there was a scuffle between him and Baxter, during which Mr Chapman suffered some scratches and bruises to his face.

A BMW belonging to another man was also damaged as Baxter hit it when he pulled on the door of the other vehicle.

The court heard that Baxter was the new partner of Mr Chapman’s ex and there was some tension between them.

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Rachel Sharpe, mitigating, told the court that Mr Chapman had previously threatened to beat her client with a scaffolding pole and did work for a scaffolding company On the day of the incident Baxter, 26, had called Mr Chapman to try and sort things out and he replied that they would clear things up on the road.

Mrs Sharpe said: “He came across the complainant who was stamping on the brakes trying to cause a collision and Mr Baxter did go into the back of the vehicle.

“In anger Mr Baxter got out of his vehicle and approached Mr Chapman who had pulled into the petrol station forecourt.

“There was a tussle between them and the complainant reached into his vehicle and produced the scaffolding pole which had been involved in the threats.”

Magistrates sentenced Baxter to a community order with up to 25 days of rehabilitation activities. He must also pay £234 to the BMW owner as well as £85 costs.