A VIOLENT man has pleaded guilty to six offences including attacking a woman and breaking her phone in a Herefordshire town.

Ashton Potter, 28, pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating, one count of assaulting a person occasioning them actual bodily harm, and one count of criminal damage when he appeared at Hereford Magistrates’ Court on April 24.

Potter will be sentenced later this month at Worcester Crown Court due to the severity of the offences.

He beat his victim four times and caused her actual bodily harm on one occasion. He also destroyed her mobile phone.


One of the attacks and the destruction of the phone took place in Ross-on-Wye, with the rest of the offences being committed in Potter’s home town of Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

The attacks were over a nine-month period from January to September last year.

Potter, of Colliers Field, Cinderford, will appear in crown court on May 22, with the probation service ordered to complete a pre-sentence report before the next hearing.