A MAN has admitted multiple breaches of a restraining order relating to a woman, but he is to face trial over other offences, including assaulting her and damaging her car.

Dameon Craven was subject of an order forbidding contact with the woman until September 12, 2023.

But on various dates in December 2021 and January this year he is said to have sent her unwanted text messages, attended her home address in Sherburn Village, near Durham, conducted a video call with her, and travelled with her in a vehicle.

Appearing before magistrates recently he admitted or indicated guilty pleas to six counts relating to breaches of the restraining order.

He also admitted or indicated a guilty plea to sending the woman a grossly offensive communication, likely to cause distress, on January 5 this year.

But the 42-year-old defendant denied assaulting the same woman, causing actual bodily harm, on December 13, and assaulting an emergency worker, a police constable, on January 15.

He also denied causing criminal damage to the woman’s Audi car and interfering with the same motor vehicle, both on December 21, last year.

The case was sent to Durham Crown Court, where Craven appeared via video link from the city’s nearby prison.

His counsel, Kate Barnes, confirmed he remained in denial of the four contested matters, claiming they did not occur.

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The case was adjourned for a trial of up to two days, starting at the court on Wednesday May 25, with a pre-trial hearing to be staged on March 28.

Craven, of Willow Crescent, Blyth, was remanded to remain in custody until the trial, after which he will be sentenced for the offences admitted.

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