Man in court admits to beating a woman
A MAN from Dover accused of beating a woman has appeared before magistrates and admitted the offence.
Steven Rushton, 41, currently living in a Stonham Housing Association hostel in London Road after his release from prison, appeared before Folkestone magistrates last Wednesday charged with assaulting Kiaya Lights on May 10.
Rushton admitted the assault but prosecutors asked magistrates to rule on whether the plea was acceptable.
"He admits the offence but he says he slapped her across the face – a witness says he punched her," said Neil Sweeney, prosecuting.
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He asked magistrates to decide whether it would change their sentencing, even though Miss Lights has refused to support the prosecution.
Magistrates ruled that it would carry the same punishment.
They agreed to adjourn sentencing until a report had been prepared, and Rushton was released on bail until the next hearing on July 18 on condition he does not contact Miss Lights.