AN AMMANFORD man suffered “life-changing” injuries after falling from a first-floor window following an assault.

David Young, of Florence Road, was trying to gain access to an Ammanford property due to concerns about the welfare of one of the occupants.

After knocking on the door and receiving no response, he tried to climb through an open bathroom window on the first floor of the property.

The occupant, who was hoovering at the time, heard the noise of Young trying to get through the window and went to confront him.

He found Young caught in the window.

The 48-year-old appeared at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 25, where he admitted a charge of assault.

Prosecuting, Sian Thomas said: “He became aware of somebody trying to enter the property and saw the defendant at the first-floor bathroom window.

“He is halfway through the window at this point. He was told by Mr Young to ‘come closer so I can hurt you’.

“He is hit in the face and a ceramic plant pot is thrown at him which catches him in the chest.”

Katherine Divinald-Davies, defending Young, said: “There was concern for an occupant of the property. Mr Young knocked on the door and got no response.

“He saw the open bathroom window and foolishly tried to climb through it. He accepts throwing the plant pot, but only because the victim was in his face.”

District Judge Christopher James intervened: “He was in his home.”

Mrs Divinald-Davies continued, saying that Young had fallen from the window following the altercation, breaking his leg and suffering “life-changing” injuries.

She added: “He has pleaded guilty at the earliest possible opportunity. I would ask that you deal with this by way of a financial penalty.”

District Judge James responded: “I do not see a financial penalty as a possibility.

“The assault took place in the victim’s home address. That is a gross aggravating factor.”

Young will next appear at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on November 15 for sentencing.