Argument ended in violence

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A WIGAN man has agreed to attend an anger management programme following a violent argument with his partner.

Adam Morecroft, 25, of Manchester Road, Tyldesley, admitted assaulting his partner, Lisa Grundy, and causing criminal damage when he appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Greenwood, prosecuting, told the court that Morecroft and Miss Grundy had left a family party and after consuming alcohol, argued as they walked home.

As Miss Grundy got a lift with a friend, she returned to find Morecroft at home.

Another argument followed which became violent and Morecroft punched her in the face, knocked her to the floor and kicked her in the head, laughing as she was crying in pain.

In previous court hearings, Morecroft denied the charges of assault and criminal damage, worth £55 to a laptop, but later pleaded guilty.

Craig Parkinson, defending, said that in fact, Miss Grundy had ripped Morecroft’s shirt and he was followed by Miss Grundy as he went upstairs to change.

He said: “He accepts he damaged some of Miss Grundy’s clothing in revenge.

Since the incident Morecroft has attended anger management classes and hopes to reconcile for the sake of their three-year-old daughter. He was given a 12 months community order with a supervision requirement to attend an anger management and domestic violence programme, and was also ordered to pay £80 costs.