Thetford woman threw flurry of punches at ex-partner

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A manager assaulted her former partner after confronting him about another woman, a court has heard.

Natalie Davies, 27, of Chester Way, Thetford, pleaded guilty to assault by beating at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Friday (August 1).

Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said Davies and Andy Browning’s relationship of two years had ended on the morning of the offence, on May 14.

That night Davies went to Mr Browning’s home after finding out he had invited a female work colleague over and they argued, said Mr Ablett.

Davies ‘threw a flurry of punches,’ around 10-15, pushed him to the sofa and the attack continued, he said.

Magistrates heard that Mr Browning suffered ‘some discomfort’ to his lower back as a result of the assault.

In mitigation, Jakki Upton said: “Up until this incident Miss Davies thought they were going to continue with this long-term relationship, and they had even talked about having children together.”

She went to confront Mr Browning about the woman and collect her belongings, said Mrs Upton.

“She doesn’t accept punching him but she does accept she pushed him on two occasions causing him to fall,” she said.

She told magistrates Davies, a Thetford Tesco manager, was ‘very sorry for what happened’.

Davies received a 12 month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 towards costs and a £15 victim surcharge.