A “tug-of-war over a sack barrow” landed a Stow Bridge man in court for assaulting his partner.
Ian Daws argued with his partner over who was going to keep the barrow after she’d told him to leave the family home and pack his belongings, Lynn magistrates heard.
The 46-year-old paint sprayer then grabbed her by the arms and pushed her back, causing her to fall back and hurt her ankle.
Daws, now living back at the family home in The Causeway, Stow Bridge, appeared before the court on Friday and admitted assaulting the mother of his eight-year-old daughter on November 30 last year.
Paul Brown, prosecuting, said the couple had been together for 19 years and had a “volatile relationship”.
Daws, who represented himself in court, said: “It was just a tug-of-war over a sack barrow. I wouldn’t intentionally hurt her.”
He was sentenced to an 18-month community order and told to pay £145 costs.