A 57-YEAR-OLD man from Ilfracombe has admitted breaking his partner’s arm after attacking her twice in the space of 15 days.
Timothy Montague fractured victim Kerry Jenkin’s arm when he hit her with a piece of wood during one domestic argument and gave her a black eye in a second.
His case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports by Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.
The judge warned him: "It is very likely you will receive an immediate custodial sentence.”
Mr Richard Crabb, defending said Montague pleaded guilty on the basis he struck one blow with a piece of wood which broke the victim’s arm.
Montague, 57, of Westbourne Grove, Ilfracombe, admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Miss Jenkin on May 14 and assault by beating on May 29.
He pleaded not guilty to the more serious charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to do so.
Miss Janice Eagles, prosecuting, said the pleas were acceptable to the Crown. She said Montague has previous convictions for more minor domestic assaults dating back to 1999, 2003 and 2004.