A MAN subjected his partner to a "humiliating" assault when she came home from the pub later than him.

Blackburn magistrates heard Anthony Lee Barrett accused her of being unfaithful before throwing her on the bed and pulling down her tights and underwear.

Barrett, 48, of Marlin Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to assault. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement and 100 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Philippa White, prosecuting, said on the Sunday of the incident the couple had been to the pub together and Barrett left first to return to their Oswaldtwistle home. As her partner was about to leave her daughter arrived and the two women stayed in the pub.

When they got home the door was locked and they had to shout at the bedroom window to get let in.

His partner found Barrett lying on the bed and he accused her of being unfaithful before attacking her.

"She was crying and telling him to get off her," said Mrs White.

Gareth Price, defending, said Barrett had expected his partner to come home soon after him. By the time she arrived home he was suspicious.

"He accepts that while there was no real injury caused the incident was humiliating and degrading," said Mr Price.