Mini-trial over spitting claim

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A JILTED Selston man is set to appear at a mini-trial amid allegations he forced his way into his ex-partner’s home and spat in her mouth, a court was told on Monday.

The victim told police she was sobbing and ‘felt dirty’ following the incident at her home in South Normanton.

Chesterfield magistrates were told that the victim split up with 21-year-old Christopher Stone for three months and then they got back together, but he was ‘controlling’ and the reconciliation went badly.

Stone, of Nottingham Road admitted charges of damage and assault but his solicitor, Denney Lau, said the prosecution version of events was disputed.

The hearing was adjourned until January 3 for a mini-trial to decide what happened during the incident.