Man in court for assault



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Magistrates sent a Driffield man to Crown Court after hearing he punched and kicked a woman.

Jamie Moore, 24, of Swiss Cottages, admitted to assaulting Leoni Coultas occasioning her actual bodily harm on November 16 2013 in Driffield.

Prosecuting at Bridlington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 12 February was Andrew Vaughan, who said: “It is a domestic incident. The defendant had been in a relationship with Miss Leoni for some eight or nine months.

“She was in a pub in Driffield. They had arranged to meet. Initially they had met up and were in good spirits but the defendant started by slamming the flat door in her face.

“He then pinned her down and punched her in the face three or four times. She couldn’t break free, she was trying to push him away.”

Mr Vaughan continued to say Moore stood up and kicked Miss Leoni in the face and then punched her again.

“The offence itself I would suggest is too serious for this court,” said Mr Vaughan who added that Miss Leoni suffered a minor fracture as a result of the attack.

Mitigating for Moore, Michael Farr said: “Mr Moore has a limited recollection of this offence. What he has explained to me was he had quite a serious motorbike accident when he was 18 years old and as a result of that he was in a coma for quite a long period of time and he has had psychiatric trouble since.

“He has suffered with mood swings and anger management. There may be an underlying issue which triggered the incident.”

Anne Farnsworth, chair of the magistrates’ bench, ordered Moore to appear before Hull Crown Court on Friday 7 March.

He was given conditional bail in the mean time, with instruction not to communicate with Miss Coultas or to go within 50 yards of her home.

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