'Frustrated' Swansea student slapped ex-girlfriend
A UNIVERSITY student who could not come to terms with the end of a relationship slapped his former girlfriend in the face, a court has heard.
Amer Hamid admitted common assault when he appeared before magistrates in Swansea.
The court heard that the 23-year-old's former girlfriend, Natalie Prosser, had repeatedly attempted to end her relationship with the Swansea Metropolitan University student, but he had continued to telephone her, sometimes in the early hours.
On July 6, Hamid flagged down Ms Prosser as she was leaving her home on Manselton Road to go to work.
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Anwen Evans, prosecuting, said the pair went inside her home to discuss their relationship.
She said: "They went upstairs to the bedroom so he could show her photos to remind her of the good times, and begged her to rekindle the relationship.
"She said no, and he slapped her right cheek and she fell to the floor."
After going to work later that morning, colleagues urged Ms Prosser to report the incident to police, the court was told.
Following his arrest, Hamid was said to have told police in interview he had slapped Ms Prosser because he was frustrated that she was not interested in making the relationship work.
In mitigation, Matthew Henson, representing Hamid, said his client had had to leave his summer job at Disneyland Paris because of the pending legal proceedings.
He added: "He was full and frank in interview with officers that his behaviour was not acceptable, and showed remorse from the outset.
"He is in his final year of a marketing degree, and naturally any conviction will hamper any jobs in that career."
Hamid was granted conditional bail until September 28 while a pre-sentence report is prepared by the probation service.