A MAN broke his ex partner’s front door after she refused to let him inside so he could collect his belongings.

Christopher Newton, of Longfield Avenue, Dalton, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’, Court, Huddersfield, and pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage.

District Judge Marie Mallon was told that Newton, 23, had been in an on-off relationship with Claire Exley for more than six years.

The couple have two children aged two and four but recently separated.

On November 12 Newton went to Miss Exley’s home in Town Avenue, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

James Weekes, prosecuting, said Newton demanded to be let in so he could collect his things, but Miss Exley refused and he became aggressive.

Mr Weekes said: “He made threats that he would go to her mother’s house and break her windows.

“Then he told her he would smash her face in and started banging on the front door.”

Mr Weekes said Miss Exley heard a bang and saw that a glass panel in the door had been broken.

Zahid Majeed, mitigating, said his client had gone to get his belongings in his lunch hour and had been refused entry.

“In his frustration he banged on the door and damaged the glass panel.’’

Judge Mallon adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report.

Newton was granted conditional bail until December 20.