Man kicked partner and stamped on her as she lay in street; 22-YR-OLD ALSO ATTACKED TWO FRIENDS WHO TRIED TO HELP HER.
Byline: DEREK BELLIS Daily Post Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org
A MAN who put his hands around his partner's throat then kicked and stamped on her as she lay in the street has been sent for sentence at the crown court.
Simon Jones, 22, of Victoria Road, Prestatyn, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to Lucy Wellbeloved.
He also admitted common assault on two friends - a man and a woman - who went to her aid, and to resisting arrest. There was no application for bail.
Prosecuting, Nia Lloyd said Jones and Miss Wellbeloved, 22, had known each other from school and had a relationship which had been "up and down".
She had been out with two of her friends at Prestatyn and Jones met them later.
When walking up the High Street he dragged Miss Wellbeloved into an alleyway, pushed her against a wall and put a hand around her throat.
"He released his grip, pushed, kicked and punched her all over the body, including stamping on the head while she was on the ground. She rolled herself into a ball to protect herself. One of her friends managed to drag him off her."
Friend Zachary Leatherbarrow was elbowed in the face and Ffion McManus was punched on the head while phoning the police.
Mrs Lloyd said Miss Wellbeloved was treated at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for face and abdomen injuries. She had a deviated nose and medical staff wanted to take a second look at a jaw injury.
Mrs Lloyd alleged there had been numerous previous instances of domestic abuse against Miss Wellbeloved.
Nia Dawson, defending, said Jones was on a two-year community order with an alcohol treatment requirement.
She added: "Alcohol is at the heart of his offending.
"He apologises absolutely for his behaviour."
Court chairman Alwyn Lloyd Ellis told Jones at a weekend special court in Llandudno: "Notwithstanding your early guilty plea for which you will receive full credit, there are numerous aggravating features regarding this case. Our powers of sentence are insufficient so we are sending you to the crown court for sentence."
Jones will appear at Mold crown court on May 11.
Get the latest North Wales news at www.dailypost.wales