Threw wardrobe doors at partner

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A Glossop man assaulted his partner by throwing wardrobe doors and a wardrobe at her, a court heard.

Matthew Hartle and partner Adele Payne had been out for the evening on October 31 before returning to Ms Payne’s home where they argued because he had lost his phone, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

Ms Payne went up to bed but Hartle came upstairs and began shouting before ripping the doors off the wardrobe and throwing them at his partner.

She then agreed to go downstairs and help him look for his phone before Hartle grabbed a large carving knife and held it to his throat. Police arrived and he was arrested.

Hartle, 22, of Combs Lea, Gamesley, admitted assault by beating.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “You have heard the outline of the facts in relation to an evening of mayhem when they got back to the property. The assault was throwing the wardrobe doors and wardrobe with no injuries caused. I would anticipate you would want a pre-sentence report.”

Magistrates agreed and adjourned the case until December 8.