A ‘FANTASTIC father’ with a bad temper has admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an attack on his partner.

Damian Homer, aged 46, of Mayfield Avenue, Worcester appeared at the city’s crown court on Wednesday where he admitted assaulting his partner Stacey Hill.

The assault happened on July 1 this year. Mark Sheward, representing Homer, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. A probation officer said the report would take three weeks.

Agreeing to the adjournment, Judge James Burbidge QC said: “Yes, he probably needs some assistance with his anger and that sort of thing.”

He told the defendant he had had the ‘good sense to admit responsibility to this crime’ and that the sentencing judge would take that into account when the sentence was announced.

“Stacey Hill says you need help and you’re a fantastic father” he said.

Homer's previous convictions were described by the judge as being ‘some time ago’.

The judge did not reserve the case to himself. The defendant's bail conditions are residence at his home address and not to attend the family address at Haresfield Close in Worcester.

The case will next be heard on August 19, 2020