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Mildenhall woman was beaten in ‘persistent’ attack, court hears

PUBLISHED: 15:22 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:22 27 April 2017

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk woman was so badly bruised following an attack by her jealous partner that she couldn’t leave her house for several days, it has been alleged.

Ricky Green allegedly hit Lisa Coles and spat at her during a “persistent” attack lasting several hours at her Mildenhall home in October last year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

During the incident he allegedly hit her over the head with a spirit bottle and forced the lid of the bottle into her nose causing a mark.

John Farmer, prosecuting, claimed that Miss Coles suffered a “collection of bruises” which resulted in her staying indoors “for some time” until they had healed.

He said Miss Coles hadn’t reported the alleged assault at the time but had taken a series of “selfies” with her mobile phone over the following days which showed the bruising and her left eye which was closed.

Green, 30, of Burwell, Cambridge, has denied assaulting Miss Coles, 46, causing her actual bodily harm on three occasions between September and November last year and one offence of assaulting her by beating.

Mr Farmer alleged the assaults occurred after a friendship between Green and Miss Coles allegedly developed into a sexual relationship.

He claimed that on September 1 last year Green had been in a bad mood when Miss Coles returned from a night out with a friend and punched her in the face causing two black eyes.

On November 4 he had allegedly thrown objects at Miss Coles’ head causing a cut.

Miss Coles went to hospital but didn’t tell medical staff the truth about how the injury was caused.

On November 8 Green had allegedly punched Miss Coles and threatened to get a friend “on to her”.

Following that alleged incident Miss Coles went to the police and told them about the alleged assaults.

Mr Farmer claimed the driving force behind Grren committing the alleged offences was jealousy.

He said Green denied assaulting Miss Coles and claimed her injuries were caused either while she was working as an escort or by a drug dealer she owed money to.

The trial continues.

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