A FATHER-OF-TWO has admitted biting his wife's head and spitting at his mother-inlaw in an alcohol-fuelled attack.
Lee James Howe, of Abbotts Way, Winsford, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one of criminal damage when he appeared at Vale Royal Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Howe, 25, assaulted his wife, Lavern Scott-Roberts, and her mother Hilary Scott-Roberts on June 2. The assaults took place in front of the couple's sons, aged five weeks and two years.
Catherine Whincup, prosecuting, said: 'The defendant and his wife had an argument. He was drunk and became abusive. Lavern left the family home and went to her mother's house to get a dummy for her youngest son.
'When Hilary saw her daughter upset, she accompanied her to see the defendant. When they arrived, he became violent towards his wife. He bit her head, put his thumb in her eye and punched her on the top of her head.
'She received minor injuries including bruising and cuts to her head and face. When Hilary started to call the police the defendant threatened to burn the house down.
'She attempted to remove her two-year-old grandson from his arms but he spat in her face. The defendant was later arrested.
'On July 31 he was released on bail and at 10.30pm he went to the marital home and smashed the front window with his fists.'
Derek Macdonald, defending, said: 'He is hurting and is ashamed of his behaviour.'
Howe was released on conditional bail until he will be sentenced at the court on October 6.