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Man kicks way into partner's home

PUBLISHED: 02:22 27 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:54 03 March 2010

A MAN has pleaded guilty to assaulting the partner of his ex-girlfriend after kicking his way into her Ipswich home, a court head.

Nicholas Baxter of Harebell Road, Ipswich, was charged with using violence to secure entry to a property and assault resulting in actual bodily harm.

A MAN has pleaded guilty to assaulting the partner of his ex-girlfriend after kicking his way into her Ipswich home, a court head.

Nicholas Baxter of Harebell Road, Ipswich, was charged with using violence to secure entry to a property and assault resulting in actual bodily harm.

He pleaded guilty to both charges at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Gareth Davies, prosecuting, said that the incident took place at 7pm in the evening of October 5 in Rubens Road when Baxter, 32, repeatedly kicked at the front door of the house.

"A woman in the house who had a previous relationship with Mr Baxter was present as well as their six-year-old child. The couple heard banging on the front door and they recognised the voice of Mr Baxter, who they could tell was intoxicated.

"They heard a loud bang and then they saw him at the top of the stairs shouting 'I'm gonna kill you'."

Mr Baxter then injured the man, who suffers from diabetes and is registered as disabled.

He suffered a broken nose, a blackened eye, a swollen ear and cuts and abrasions and required hospital treatment.

Neil Saunders, defending, said:

"These things don't come out of thin air and Mr Baxter had only seen his children once since Christmas and had previously had trouble when he tried to visit his kids."

Magistrates decided they had insufficient power to sentence Baxter and he was released on conditional bail that he does not contact the victim or enter Rubens Close.

He will reappear at Ipswich Crown Court at a date to be arranged.

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