Twice slapped his partner’s face

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A man who twice slapped his partner’s face during an argument at their Spalding home appeared in court on Thursday.

Wayne Mitchell (23) admitted assaulting Jade Williams at an address in St Andrew’s Road.

Spalding magistrates adjourned the hearing to June 27 for a pre-sentence report from the probation service.

The court heard Mitchell twice slapped Ms Williams’ face on May 11, causing stinging and pain but no marks or lasting injury.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Mitchell told police Ms Williams “knew he had a short fuse and should not have wound him up”.

Mitchell is bailed to an address in Henshaw, Peterborough.