A MAN headbutted a woman during a row about a meal, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told.

Matthew Margison, 26, left Carina Hall with a cut on the bridge of her nose, said Julie Grant, prosecuting.

She said the couple ended a relationship when Margison went to Australia but started seeing each other when he got back.

Mrs Grant added that Margison said during police questioning that he retaliated after being slapped.

Margison, of White Lodge, Barnsley Road, Silkstone, admitted assault.

Brian Bushell, defending, said he would put Margison’s side of the story when he is sentenced on December 30.

Margison was granted conditional bail.