Man assaulted bride-to-be - but wants bail relaxed for wedding

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A MAN convicted of assaulting his bride-to-be hopes Chesterfield magistrates will allow him to attend their wedding.

Lee Pressley, 39, has admitted assaulting Katherine Irons, of North Road, Clowne, on June 7 and breaching bail on July 6.

He was brought back before the court in custody on Monday following the breach and granted bail until August 24 on condition he did not contact her - but their wedding is on August 22.

His solicitor, Steve Brint, will ask the justices to relax his bail conditions at a later hearing so they can tie the knot.

“More than a hundred people have been invited to the do at Shireoaks and it’s all booked and paid for,” he told the court.

“If he doesn’t get bail for the wedding there will be a lot of disappointed people, not least Katherine Irons.”

Mr Brint said Pressley lashed out at her, injuring her wrist, after she slapped him.

He added: “She didn’t make a complaint but the case came to court. She said she wanted him home immediately without bail conditions but the court ignored that.

“She attempted suicide because she couldn’t be with him. She took an overdose of tablets but not too many - it was more of a cry for help.

“It’s a sort of a fatal attraction - she keeps going to him.”

Pressley, currently staying at an address in Raines Avenue, Worksop, will be sentenced for the assault on August 24 after the bench have studied probation service reports.