A MAN has been told to expect a prison sentence after admitting using violence to enter a Carmarthenshire address and assaulting a woman.

Carwyn Matthews, 43, of Heol Dderwen in Crwbin, Llanelli, appeared at Swansea Crown Court facing a number of charges against the same woman.

Matthews had previously pleaded guilty to harassment against the woman by breaching a restraining order between December 22 and January 2.

He had – at that stage – denied a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against the same complainant on January 1.

However, an alternative charge of battery was put to him at Swansea Crown Court on Tuesday, June 13, and he pleaded guilty to that.

He also admitted an offence of using violence to secure entry to premises – relating to an address on Delfryn in Capel Hendre on January 1.

The case was adjourned for the compilation of a pre-sentence report.

“The report will go to the length of sentence, not the type of sentence, said Judge Paul Thomas.

“I can’t see any way for which he can avoid imprisonment.”

Judge Thomas ordered that Matthews is sentenced on July 7.

Turning to the defendant, he said: “You must come next time prepared to go to prison.”