A PUB licencee was assaulted by her ex-partner before he trashed a drinks dispenser, boiler and circuit board.
David John Rutter, 55, had lived with girlfriend Lindsay Williams of The Red Lion, Eaton Lane, Tarporley until a dispute over money on December 30.
At Chester Magistrates Court on Monday, Rutter pleaded guilty to assaulting Ms Williams and criminal damage when he returned on Sunday.
Chair Nicola Doubt ajourned the case for sentence on January 28. She released Rutter on bail under the conditions that he not contact the complainant or enter the Red Lion pub without police.
Full story in Friday’s Chronicle.