Man assaulted former girlfriend

PUBLISHED: 11:31 09 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:17 04 May 2010

EMOTIONS were running high when Wesley Dimes assaulted his partner as they tried to live together under the same roof but lead separate lives. During an argument, Dimes tried to push Tamsin Hensman on to a bed, and then he grabbed her by the throat and pu

EMOTIONS were running high when Wesley Dimes assaulted his partner as they tried to live together under the same roof but lead separate lives.

During an argument, Dimes tried to push Tamsin Hensman on to a bed, and then he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her against a wall, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday.

Dimes, a 28-year-old pharmacist, of Brook Grove, Ely, admitted assaulting Ms Hensman in Ely on February 27. The court ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned the case until March 23.

"Wesley Dimes had been drinking quite a bit," said prosecutor Flynn Jennings. "He came home, and there was an altercation with his partner.

"There was a verbal argument in the bedroom, he grabbed her face and tried to push her on the bed. There was a young child there and when Ms Hensman went to the landing to check on the child, Dimes grabbed her by the throat and pushed her against the wall."

The couple - who had been together for 10 years before parting - were in a very difficult situation, said Jacqui Baldwin, mitigating.

"They were having a great deal of difficulty living in the same house, knowing the relationship had come to an end. It was a 10-year relationship, and emotions were running very high."

Dimes was not an alcoholic, but had issues with drink, she said. He had referred himself to a counsellor

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