Man from Burnham Market admits spit and assault charges

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120810113458
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120810113458

A 55-year-old man from Burnham Market has admitted assaulting his then-partner in July and has been ordered to pay costs by magistrates.

David Cardew, of Crofts Close, also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage after he threw a mug during an altercation with his ex-partner.

The court heard that Cardew’s relationship was on and off, but last month his partner had become insecure and accused him of having another relationship.

On July 8, the couple’s argument resulted in Cardew spitting in his partner’s face.

The court was told that a few days later on July 11, the pair argued again about similar accusations which culminated in the defendant slapping his partner’s cheek twice.

Andrew Nickerson, prosecuting, said that Cardew had made full admissions to the offences during police interviews, where he “broke down in tears and appeared genuinely remorseful”.

Defence told the court that since the assault, the defendant had gone to see his GP for help with anger management.

Magistrates handed Cardew a 12-month conditional discharge, as well as £85 in costs and a £25 surcharge.

Cardew told magistrates: “I am very sorry that I have had to come here today.”