Boozed-up Shirebrook man assaulted his partner

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A boozed-up man who has had problems with drugs attacked his partner after she had woken him up following a Sunday lunch with friends.

Dale Stevenson, 38, attacked his partner at her home on Pear Tree Drive, Shirebrook, according to Chesterfield magistrates’ court.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop told the court on November 23: “The defendant has had problems with drugs and she’s supported him and she has her own house and looks after him.

“In the last six months their relationship has deteriorated and he lost his job with her father due to time-keeping and he suffers with anxiety and depression.

“He is paranoid and doesn’t trust her and he has become scary and kicks off.”

The court heard how Stevenson’s partner found him asleep on her bed after she had prepared Sunday lunch with friends.

Mrs Allsop added that when she tried to wake him up they began arguing and he grabbed her in the bathroom by the back of her neck and shoved her into a door and pushed her to the floor.

The couple continued arguing downstairs, according to Mrs Allsop, but Stevenson’s partner called police and friends pulled him away.

Stevenson told police he had been drinking cider and vodka and he can become aggressive if he is woken suddenly and he has lashed out at people before.

Stevenson, of Alder Way, Shirebrook, pleaded guilty to the assault which happened on October 25. He also admitted breaching a bail condition after attending his partner’s address again to help with her shopping in November.

District Judge Andrew Davison adjourned the case until December 16. Stevenson was granted bail providing he complies with a curfew and does not go to Pear Tree Drive.