Sheffield man 'punched partner in the face' after car crash

A man has admitted assaulting his partner after they had been involved in a road traffic collision.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 10:42 am

Motorist Daniel Crowe, aged 32, of Lupton Drive, Lowedges, had put his brakes on before there was a collision with his partner’s vehicle which crashed into the back of him, according to a Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing today, Monday, December 16.

Prosecuting solicitor Tayo Dasaolu said: “Mr Crowe slammed his brakes on and caused an emergency stop and after the collision he went over to his partner’s vehicle and opened the driver’s door and punched her in the face before driving away and leaving the scene.”

Crowe pleaded guilty to assault by beating after the incident on June 30.

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Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Defence solicitor Katie Steiner said Crowe’s partner does not support the prosecution and she has claimed she was not assaulted in the way that has been alleged.

Ms Steiner added that there was a collision and she stated she sustained injuries caused by Crowe slamming his brakes on and as she drove into the back of him.

Crowe accepted running up to his partner’s car and words were exchanged, according to Ms Steiner, but it was a witness who had claimed to have seen Crowe leaning into the car and making punching movements.

Ms Steiner added there is no history of domestic violence between the defendant and his partner but Crowe felt he would have no chance of acquittal so he has pleaded guilty.

Magistrates adjourned the case until January 28 to consider a probation report before sentencing.