A MAN who assaulted his partner and left her 'cowering in a corner' is to be sentenced.

Lee Hough will find out his fate after admitting to one charge of common assault at Warrington Magistrates Court on Tuesday (March 5).

Police were called to Southfields in Knutsford on November 25 last year following a call from the victim, who said her partner was refusing to leave her home.

Nicola Parr, prosecuting, said 46-year-old Hough could be heard shouting in the background during the call.

When officers arrived they found Hough 'towering over the victim' who was 'cowering in a corner', where he had 'trapped' her.

Knutsford Guardian: Police were called to Southfields on November 25Police were called to Southfields on November 25 (Image: Google Maps)

Defending, duty solicitor Chris Joseph says his client admitted they were having an argument and that there was alcohol involved.

“He accepts his behaviour was not appropriate,” said Mr Joseph.

“He said to me ‘It’s OK saying it was drink-fuelled but at the end of the day it was still me’.”

Mr Joseph added Hough has shown remorse since the incident but also argued it was 'not the most severe' of offences, highlighting the victim did not suffer any injuries.

Taking this on board, Judge John McGarva asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and set a date of April 3 for the sentencing.

Until such time, Hough, who lives on the same road as the victim, is banned from contacting her in any way.

Mr McGarva said: “This is a serious offence.

“She was found cowering in a corner with you towering over her, that must have been very frightening.

“She would have feared for the worst.”