Burnley drunk headbutted wife when asked to wash up on Christmas Day

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A DRUNK who attacked his partner and knocked her out after she asked him to wash up on Christmas Day could be facing prison.

Kidron Howard Mills (35) had refused to help Samantha Dunne and told her: “This is the worst Christmas I have had.” He then headbutted her. When she came round, her nose was bleeding, the defendant was mopping the floor and told her again it was the worse Christmas he had had, Burnley Magistrates’ Court was told.

Miss Dunne refused to go to hospital, but had been subjected to violence by Mills before. He had been given a community order after admitting an assault in which he pulled out clumps of her hair.

Mills, who normally lives with Miss Dunne in Burnley, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and was bailed until February 23rd, for a pre-sentence report. He was warned that he could face jail and not to contact Miss Dunne. He was ordered to live at Pasture Rise, Clayton, Bradford.

Miss Charlotte Crane (prosecuting) said that the couple had been in a relationship for two years. On the evening of the assault, they were at home and had been drinking, but Miss Dunne did not consider herself to have been drunk. After being knocked unconscious in the attack, Miss Dunne could not hear with one ear and her nose was bleeding.

Mr Richard Taylor (defending) said Miss Dunne’s nose had been burst but not broken. Mills accepted that what he had done was wrong.The pair had both abused alcohol in the past and had been supportive of each other. Mills had a significant drink problem.

Mr Taylor said that Mills had been living at a relative’s home since Boxing Day. He added: “He desperately needs an alcohol treatment order.”