A MAN went along with a reconciliation with his on-off partner despite thinking it was a "really bad" idea.

Blackburn magistrates heard the reunion ended with Mark Andrew Warner being arrested for assault and criminal damage.

Warner, 36, of Cobourg Close, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assault and damaging a cooker door. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said the couple had been back together for four weeks after being separated for 10 months. She had instigated the reconciliation.

"On the day of the assault they had a massive argument and he punched her on her arms and legs leaving bruises on all her limbs," said Mr Robinson. "While he was assaulting her he was also making abusive comments."

There was another argument three days later and as he stormed out of the house Warner kicked the oven door causing £60 worth of damage.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said all his client's latest convictions, going back to 2018, related to the same lady.

"He says she has difficulties with drink and drugs," said Mr Taylor. "He is teetotal and doesn't use drugs. He had moved away from her and had not wanted any further contact because he realised it was a toxic relationship."

Mr Taylor said his client had been at a low ebb when she contacted him and said she wanted them to get back together.

"He knew it was a really bad idea but he went along with it hoping things would be different," said Mr Taylor. "The catalyst to the row was a tattoo of her name on his arm which he had inked out. She became very angry."