A MAN damaged his partner's front door and her car windscreen when their relationship came to an acrimonious end.

Blackburn magistrates heard Brad Glen Reed also threw a trainer and slapped his partner as they argued about him being seen in his car with another woman.

Reed, 21, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to two charges of criminal damage and was convicted in his absence.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 moths with 80 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 compensation.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the first incident was the assault which happened during an argument over him being unfaithful.

“He threw a trainer at her, hitting her on the arm and causing a bruise,” said Miss Akhtar. “He then slapped her across the face.”

The first damage occurred when he turned up at her home and wanted to stay the night. He refused to leave at first and before he did finally go caused damage to internal doors. He came back the following day and said if she didn’t let him in he would damage her car.

“He then jumped on the windscreen of her car causing it to shatter,” said Miss Akhtar.

Waseem Chowdharry, defending, said his client had admitted the criminal damage matters but had always denied assault. “He denies her version of those events in their entirety and intends to appeal against the conviction following sentence today,” he said.