A MAN assaulted his partner after he was woken up early, a court heard.

Martin Bond was then locked out of Patricia Chorley’s home after he punched her in the face.

But he returned to attack her a second time – climbing through the coal chute to get back into the house.

Kirklees magistrates were told that Bond, of Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, had described his relationship as “volatile”.

On November 6 he was with Miss Chorley at her home in Newsome.

Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said: “There was an argument between the pair over the defendant being woken up early.

“Without notice he punched her to the face, causing injury to her left eye.”

The prosecutor told magistrates that the 50-year-old left the property soon after the attack.

Miss Chorley responded by locking the doors to prevent his return.

But Bond found another route inside, Mr Ramsay told the Huddersfield bench.

He said: “The defendant gained access through the coal chute from the alleyway that goes into the cellar.

“She told him to leave, however he refused and pulled the complainant down the stairs.”

Magistrates were told that Miss Chorley fell down some steps and suffered an injury to her left knee.

She fled the house and called police from a nearby phone box.

Police arrived and arrested Bond, who admitted the two assaults.

He said that he lashed out in anger but conceded that his actions were not reasonable.

Magistrates were told that Bond had 23 offences on his record, including two assaults.

He was last in court in March 2010 when he was given a conditional discharge for racial harassment.

Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, said that Bond had been in a volatile relationship with his partner for several months.

Mr Sisson-Pell said: “Ninety five percent of people in domestic violence cases don’t comment in interview.

“Mr Bond was so disgusted with his behaviour that he gave full and frank admissions.

“This wasn’t a man who’s done wrong and tried to wriggle out of it – that’s an indication of genuine remorse.”

Magistrates were told that Miss Chorley wished to continue her relationship with the electrician.

Magistrates told Bond that his case was aggravated by the fact that there were two assaults in one day.

He also entered the house uninvited by going down the coal chute, they told him.

They adjourned his case until December 17 to allow a presentence report to be prepared.

Bond’s bail conditions are that he does not contact his partner nor go within 100 metres of Orchard Terrace.

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