A MAN headbutted a shop window out of frustration just seconds after he had grabbed his girlfriend by the throat.

Blackburn magistrates heard Anthony William Stinson's remorse did not last long because he throttled his partner again a week later.

On the second occasion she recalled "everything going black" and believed she may have passed out.

Stinson, 26, of Grafton Street, Clitheroe, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage on January 27 and assault causing actual bodily harm on February 3.

He was remanded on bail until March 6 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said Stinson and his girlfriend were walking in Clitheroe in the early hours of the morning when there was an argument and he grabbed her by the throat.

He then butted the window of a hairdressers shop causing it to break.

The second incident happened at the victim's home and she told how after he grabbed her with both hands around her throat she felt weak and the room went dark.

"He later said he couldn't remember the incident due to the amount he had had to drink," said Miss Akhtar.

Duncan Nightingale, defending, said his client did not dispute anything his former partner had said.

"After the first assault he realised what he had done and out of frustration butted the shop window," said Mr Nightingale.

He said on Saturday the couple had been a 21st birthday party and there was trouble when they got home.