A South Yorkshire thug who attacked his partner and threatened her mother has been kept in custody overnight

A thug who attacked his partner and threatened her mother has been locked up overnight before he discovers if he is to be sent to prison.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 8:33 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard today, December 3, how Martyn Johnson, aged 35, of Croftfield Lane, Doncaster, accused his partner of having an affair before he assaulted her and drove to her mother’s home and threatened to punch her.

Amy Earnshaw, prosecuting, said Johnson pulled his partner’s hair, punched and kicked her and threw things at her and pulled her back into their house.

Mrs Earnshaw added: “It was a sustained and repeated assault and the complainant was vulnerable given that she was in her own home.”

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Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, heard how a South Yorkshire thug attacked his partner and threatened her mother.

Johnson went to the home of his partner’s mother after his partner had texted her to call the police, according to Mrs Earnshaw.

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Mrs Earnshaw said Johnson drew back his arm as if to punch his partner’s mother and told her he would smash her face.

Johnson, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his partner and to a common assault against his partner’s mother on the basis of a threat following the offences in September.

Richard Davies, defending, said rehabilitation is needed for the defendant who has a business and has expressed remorse.

He added: “There is clearly another side to him and he does help people in the community and he can be a productive man.”

Judge Rachael Harrison remanded Johnson in custody overnight and adjourned the case until December 4 to decide upon her sentencing options.

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