Natalie Cassidy's fiance pleads guilty to assault

Natalie Cassidy's former fiance Adam Cotrell has pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and criminal damage

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Natalie Cassidy and Adam Cottrell

Natalie Cassidy and Adam Cottrell

Natalie Cassidy's former fiance Adam Cottrell has pleaded guilty to assaulting her.

He admitted to twice attacking the former 'EastEnders' actress in her home in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, once when she was putting on her make-up and another time where he grabbed her by the arms.

The first incident took place on April 13, and saw her smeared with mascara while the second on May 20 left her with a ripped top.

Elaine McMillan, prosecuting, told the East Hertfordshire Magistrates' Court: "The defendant lost his temper and he assaulted her by smearing her with mascara and striking her with a slipper on the upper leg."

Adam, 31, has also admitted to criminal damage after smashing a microwave, wine glasses worth £100 and a £50 candelabra last week.

Magistrate Jackie Mountford said jail was a possibility for transport manager Adam and added: "We are not at all ruling out custody at this stage."

Natalie, 28, left Adam after the second assault, and is now spending time with her family.

Her father Charles Cassidy said: "Natalie had come here at the weekend. I don't know her fiance very well because I don't see him often. She usually comes here by herself, and when I visit he is usually at work.

"Natalie and the baby came here, we spent Saturday together and had lunch.

"On Sunday she told him on the phone she wouldn't be going back and we heard this crash in the background. He'd put his fist through the microwave."

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