Swaffham man pleads to be sent to jail for attacking partner

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter
Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

A man pleaded with magistrates to send him to jail after he admitted attacking his male partner.

William Robinson, 49, of Highfield Avenue, Swaffham, pleaded guilty to a single charge of assault when he appeared before magistrates in Lynn today, Friday, April 11.

The court heard Robinson had squeezed his partner’s throat while they were in bed together on March 26.

When he escaped, Robinson grabbed his wrist and pushed him down onto the bed before punching him in the back of the head.

The court was told that Robinson’s aggression was related to his alcohol consumption and he told police he could not remember the incident because of the amount of cider he had drunk and the sleeping tablets he took prior to the incident.

However, he said his partner, with whom he had been in a relationship for 12 years, had no reason to lie.

Robinson, who appeared to be distressed during the hearing, asked for the case to be dealt with that day.

When told that a report would be needed, he told the bench: “Just send me down”, but was told that was not possible. He was bailed to return to court on May 9.