March man assaulted his partner as he tried to check her text messages, court told

JEALOUS Neil Wilson assaulted his partner as he tried to wrestle her mobile phone away so he could check the text messages she had been receiving.

Wilson believed that his victim had been swapping messages with another man and demanded to see her phone.

He asked the woman “who are you cheating on me with”, Fenland magistrates were told by prosecutor Andrea Fawcett.

Ms Fawcett said: “She fell back on the floor and he tried to get the telephone. She rolled on to her front, the defendant was astride her, he pulled her arms, shoulder and jumper.

“She found it difficult to breath and screamed.”

Wilson’s victim suffered some reddening to her chest and pain to her right shoulder.

After arrest, Wilson told police that he had visited a former girlfriend that day and had been told that his current partner was sending texts to another man.

Most Read

Ms Fawcett said: “He wanted to see the messages, his partner refused to let him look. She put herself on the floor so he was unable to get the telephone.”

Wilson, 28, of Station Road, March, admitted assault and sentencing was adjourned until February 22.

Mitigating, George Sorrell said: “He imposed his will on her and did his best to get the phone; she was in the right, and he was in the wrong, and in the course of that there was some tussling.

“She was on the ground, clutching the phone to her chest.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter