A MAN admitted attacking his former partner and her new boyfriend after refusing to accept the relationship was over.

Teejay Norman admitted attempting to strangle Michael Hollins and slapping his ex Alex Clarke when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court.

Collette Orton, prosecuting, said Norman turned up outside a property in Holly Mount Road, Worcester, in the early hours of the the morning banging on a door and shouting to come in.

Mrs Orton said Norman then went to the rear and smashed his way in through the back door.

The court heard Norman attacked Mr Hollins and then “tried to strangle him.”

She said after Mr Hollins left, Norman turned his attention to Miss Clarke shouting abuse at her and saying he would take their daughter.

“He slapped her to the face, causing her head to hit the wall,” Mrs Orton said.

“He then slapped her to the back of her head.”

She said Norman also threw a laptop, causing the screen to crack.

In an interview, Norman told police there had been a punch up in the living room and explained he went to the property as he had “heard rumours.”

The attack happened on Tuesday, November 13.

Jodie Smith, defending, said Miss Clarke was a former partner who Norman had two children with and he “now recognised the relationship was over.”

“He is 21, the probation service can work with him,” she said.

“He knows there cannot be a repeat - he is ashamed.”

Norman, of Woodleigh, Drakes Broughton, admitted assault by beating of both Miss Clarke and Mr Hollins, and criminal damage when he appeared at the court yesterday.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month community order, including 20 rehabilitation days and 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, £85 victim surcharge and £250 compensation - a total of £420.

A restraining order was also imposed on Norman preventing him from contacting the victims or entering Holly Mount Road for two years.