A MAN went on a rampage after his partner suggested it was time for him to go.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jack Taylor damaged a front door, a fridge, a chest of drawers and the passenger door of his partner's car.

While she was phoning the police he approached and slapped her across the face.

Taylor, 30, of Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assault. He was remanded on bail until October 28 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Scott Parker, prosecuting, said Taylor had been out drinking all night and had a few hours sleep before getting up at 1pm.

"He decided to go out drinking again and she said he might as well go for good," said Mr Parker.

"That prompted the criminal damage inside the house and when she phoned the police he slapped her across the face."

Mr Parker said the victim ran out onto the street and Taylor followed.

He then started punching and kicking her car. He said there had been children present in the house at the time.

Richard Prew, defending, said the assault was only one slap but it was accepted the presence of children was an aggravating feature.