Man accused of assaulting his partner

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A man accused of committing sustained domestic violence on his girlfriend has made his first appearance at court.

Leigh Sleddon is alleged to have knelt on his partner’s chest while she was in bed, kicked her between the legs, strangled and headbutted her during arguments over two days.

Sleddon, 31, of Ibbison Court, Blackpool, pleaded not guilty to two offences of assaulting his partner and causing £100 of damage to her phone.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at the home they shared on January 30 and 31.

The prosecution opposed an application for bail for Sleddon by defence lawyer Steven Townley.

Sleddon was bailed to March 11 for trial by Blackpool magistrates.

He must live at an address on Blackpool’s Talbot Road, report to police three times a week, and not contact his partner or go with 100 metres of her address as part of his bail.