A man pushed his ex-partner against a door when an argument erupted about his access to their two children, magistrates heard.
Thomas Raines told police he lost his temper and “just popped” after the row escalated at his ex-partner Rachel Ringwood’s home in Dersingham.
Raines, 30, of Langham Street, South Lynn, appeared before Lynn magistrates on Friday and admitting assaulting Miss Ringwood on January 19.
He also admitted damaging the toilet door handle by pushing Miss Ringwood against it.
Prosecutor, Gary Mayle, said Raines arrived at the home to pick his two children up, but asked to come inside as it was cold and he needed the toilet.
He said: “The defendant then started to play pool with his nine-year-old. Miss Ringwood was too frightened to say anything about him leaving for a while, but when she did things took a turn for the worst and they started shouting.
“He took hold of both her arms and pushed her back, causing her to fall against the toilet door and damaging the door handle.”
Raines, who represented himself in court, said his car had broken down that day, but he didn’t have a contact number for Miss Ringwood to re-arrange his day with the children, so he got the bus to go and pick them instead.
He said: “When I got there I tried to put across my issues about having a contact number, and not having a car, but whenever I try to talk she just talks over me. All I want to do is be a good dad and see my children.”
Raines was fined £200, with £105 costs. A indefinite restraining order banning him from contact with Miss Ringwood, except to arrange child access, was also imposed.