Sex row sparked strangle attempt

Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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A TEENAGER has admitted holding his fiancee over a bannister and trying to strangle her.

Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard unemployed Sean Lomax had turned on his partner after she refused to have sex with him.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, described how the 19-year-old, from Barton Avenue, South Shore, lost his temper on February 24.

He punched the bedroom door several times after she refused to be intimate with him.

He left the door hanging off its hinges and as his fiancee tried to fix it Lomax became violent and held her over the stairs while asking: “Do you want to go over?”.

She prodded Lomax with a screwdriver to get him away but he followed her into the bedroom and tried to strangle her.

At court yesterday, Lomax pleaded guilty to assault.

He was bailed until April 2 for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, was immature and it was his first relationship.

When interviewed by police Lomax claimed his partner had promised they could be intimate if he did the dishes, but changed her mind.

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