Bury St Edmunds man could face prison for alleged assaults, court hears

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

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A Bury St Edmunds man who assaulted his ex-partner has been warned that all sentencing options, including prison, are being considered.

Steven Clark, 27, of Tayfen Road, was been due to go on trial yesterday after pleading not guilty.

Before a jury had been sworn in at Ipswich Crown Court, Clark changed his pleas to guilty on two charges of common assault.

He admitted assaulting Michelle Anderson in Bury on July 26 and July 29 last year. She was punched on the nose and back and suffered scratches.

Defending, Ian James said that while Clark, a father of two, had previous convictions, none were for domestic violence.

Mr Recorder Martyn Levett ordered the preparation of a pre sentence report by the Probation Service and warned Clark that all sentencing options

remained open at this stage.

Clark will continue to be granted bail until his next court appearance on condition that he does not contact Michelle Anderson or go to Raingate Street, Bury.

No date has yet been sent for Clark’s sentencing.