Man denies sitting on pregnant partner

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A man who denies sitting on girlfriend’s stomach while she was pregnant is to have his case go to trial.

Daniel Peter Stephenson (29) of Bowling Street, Mansfield, appeared in custody at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court charged with assault by beating.

His mother was in the courtroom, along with his pregnant girlfriend, and they blew kisses to each other throughout the hearing.

An application for bail was rejected by District Judge Diane Baker, despite Stephenson’s solicitor saying he could stay at his mother’s address in Mansfield.

His girlfriend wept as he was told he would be kept in custody.

The case has been set for a three-hour trial pencilled in for 9th December.