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Ashton man admits biting partner was 'excessive'
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
An Ashton man accepted that he had used excessive self defence when he bit his partner after an argument, Truro magistrates heard.
Benjamin Nathaniel Greenfield, aged 26, of Fore Street, pleaded guilty to assaulting Emma Heard on September 8.
Gail Hawkley, for the CPS, said the couple had been in a relationship for four years and had a baby. On September 8 they had an argument over food and money. The child was on Greenfield’s lap when his partner went to grab him and he tried to hold on to him.
He said afterwards that as he grabbed the child Ms Heard fell on him and their heads clashed. She struck him on the forehead, and to stop her hitting him he bit her arm so she would leave him alone. Ms Heard was left with a bruise.
The couple remained in their relationship.
Greenfield, who had two cautions on his record for common assault, was given a two year community order including a building better relationships programme and supervision, and told to pay £145 costs and surcharge.
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