A 25 year old Holyhead man fined £400 at a special weekend court for breaching a domestic violence protection order not to contact his ex-partner had spent an intimate New Year’s Eve at her home, a court heard.

This was stated at a weekend hearing at Llandudno when Marl Briggs admitted the civil offence of breaching the order, due to expire on January 10.

He had sent Whatsapp internet messages and on Friday Lindsey Campbell had dialled 999 when he turned up at her home and allegedly held a knife towards her, which he denied, and tore underwear.

Philip Kenyon, representing North Wales Police, said he'd also threatened to burn her clothes.

Carla Forfar, for Briggs, said he accepted he was petulant and had ripped a pair of jeans in the kitchen. She said there had been no threats and Lindsey Campbell had told a PC she was not scared of Briggs.

At a later hearing - not a civil one - Briggs pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to her jeans but not guilty to two charges of common assault against Lindsey Campbell, with whom he has a child.

Nia Lloyd, prosecuting, opposed bail, but Briggs, a painter and decorator, was freed on condition he lives at his grandfather's in Ffordd Beibio, Holyhead.

Mrs Forfar said: "This relationship, sadly, is over. I suggest the young lady is not as vulnerable as suggested. She commented to police that she wasn't scared of him."

A trial on the assault charges will take place at Caernarfon on February 18 and a condition of bail is that Briggs makes no contact, directly or indirectly, with his ex-partner.

Court chairwoman Janet Owen told Briggs bail was granted "because of your previous good character and Miss Campbell has said she is not in fear of you."