A 43-year-old Suffolk man who kicked his partner while wearing his work boots will be sentenced next month.

Marcin Jablowski, of Mutfordwood Lane, Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, admitted three offences of assault by beating and one of assault causing actual bodily harm when he appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, April 13.

With the offences taking place between April last year and January this year, Jablowski denied possessing an imitation firearm - namely a black handgun - with intent to cause his partner to fear violence would be used against her.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said he would not be seeking a trial on the imitation firearm charge and Judge David Pugh directed that it should lie on the court file.

Edward Renvoize, for Jablowski, said his client had spent the equivalent of a six-month sentence in custody since his arrest and he and the victim were planning to continue their relationship.

Judge Pugh said that as the offences crossed the custody threshold, and as Jablowski has a previous conviction for assault by beating, he would adjourn sentence until May 25 for a pre-sentence report.

Jablowski was remanded in custody.