A MAN breached his court bail conditions – to party for the New Year.
But Zifiso Mashengele was caught when police had to be called to break up a disturbance at the early-morning celebrations.
Mashengele, of Brown Royd Avenue in Rawthorpe, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
He admitted breaching his bail conditions on January 1.
The 28-year-old faces trial accused of assaulting his partner Louise Dyson on November 11.
On that date the couple were said to have argued in the street.
Mashengele allegedly threw Miss Dyson about violently and kicked her in the legs.
He denies the charge and faces trial at the Huddersfield court on March 25.
Mashengele’s condition of bail was that he did not contact Miss Dyson.
However he was found with her at an address in Dewsbury on New Year’s Day.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said: “Police were called to a disturbance in the street.
“This involved a number of people, including the defendant and the victim.
“They were seen speaking to each other so the defendant was arrested for breach of his bail conditions.”
James Cameron, mitigating, said that his client had been attending a party to celebrate the New Year.
He added that Miss Dyson was also there when another member of the group caused a commotion.
Mr Cameron said that the pair were trying to help calm the reveller down when police were called.
Realising that he was in breach of his bail conditions, Mashengele tried to leave, but was spotted by officers.
Mr Cameron added: “He apologises for his breach of bail, he didn’t intend to be there at the same time as her.
“She came up to him while he was in the van and he told her to go away.”
Magistrates agreed to release Mashengele on unconditional bail.