A MAN assaulted his partner after a breakfast time row over a biscuit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Wayne Mark Braysford attempted to throttle her before kicking her in the face.

Before police arrived he also assaulted a neighbour with a stick.

Braysford, 34, of Railway View, Accrington, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault, assaulting a police officer by spitting at him, racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards another officer and damaging a window.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months, made subject to a community order for 12 months with 25 days rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

He was made subject to a restraining order for two years which prohibits contact with his former partner.

Ann Deakin, prosecuting, said the argument over a biscuit started at 8.30am.

She went to work after he had throttled and kicked her but when she returned at about 11.30pm he was waiting for her and during a further argument he smashed a kitchen window.

"It transpired he had also been abusive to a neighbour and assaulted him with a stick," said Mrs Deakin.

"He was arrested nearby and while he was sitting in a police van he spat at one of the officers."

She said that on the way to the police station Braysford made racist comments to another officer.

Gareth Price, defending, said in isolation the incidents were less serious but taken as a whole clearly passed the custody threshold.

"He says the relationship has been deteriorating over the last few months but he was worried he wouldn't get to see his child if he ended it," said Mr Price.