A man slammed his boyfriend into a wall which knocked him out "cold" after he gave his business card to a man.

Ashley Campbell-Gordon, 29, became aggressive with his partner after he saw him pass the manager of a bar a business card, which lead to an argument, a court heard.

Campbell-Gordon then lashed out at his boyfriend, pushing him "forcefully" so that he "slammed into a brick wall face first".

The impact caused his partner to fall backwards and hit his head on the concrete - blood was said to be "pouring" out of his ear, Manchester Evening News reports.

As their friend tried to intervene, Campbell-Gordon pushed her to the floor, breaking her ring finger in the process.

His partner has been left with problems with his hearing.

Campbell-Gordon, 29, will be sentenced later this year

Campbell-Gordon had been in an on-off relationship with his partner since May last year, however it was described to be "toxic", Manchester Crown Court heard.

Campbell-Gordon went on to assault his boyfriend on two further occasions - the latter saw him strangle him and kicked him to the head and chest.

His partner escaped to their balcony where he told his parents of what happened and the pair parted ways.

After pleading guilty to two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault, the judge adjourned sentencing until November 4 to decide if an address in Coventry would be suitable for him to live if he receives a suspended sentence.

In the meantime he has been remanded into custody.

Outlining the facts of the case, prosecutor Kate Gaskell told the court that on November 7, 2019, Campbell-Gordon, his then-boyfriend, their friend and her partner had been out clubbing in Manchester city centre.

“As they left, his partner stayed behind and spoke to a manager at the club, passed him a business card and the defendant became jealous of this interaction,” Ms Gaskell said.

“The two were seen to have a conversation but they settled down and went on to another club.

“Their friend described hearing the defendant say: “You know what you said” and described seeing his partner looking ‘very intimidated and scared’ of the defendant’s behaviour.”

An argument erupted between the couple, before Campbell-Gordon began pointing and gesturing towards his partner, making him ‘fear for his safety’, it was said.

Their friend stepped forward and said to him: “Stop raising your hands and voice, it’s intimidating, you shouldn’t treat anybody like that”.

He then told her to “f**k off” before squaring up to his boyfriend and telling him he was going to ‘beat you up’.

“The defendant then squared his shoulders, clenched his fists and looked around to see if anyone was looking before he reached out, grabbed hold of his partner by the neck, spun him round and slammed him into a wall face first,” Ms Gaskell told the court.

“His friend saw the complainant’s face hit the wall, which knocked him out cold before he hit his head on the concrete and she saw blood pouring out of his ear.”

Manchester Crown Court

She then went to intervene, but Campbell-Gordon pushed her to the ground ‘forcefully’, the court heard.

After both attending the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Campbell-Gordon’s partner was found to have a fractured temporal bone and a dislocated shoulder.

Their friend was left with a broken finger which was later put in a splint.

His partner declined to give a victim personal statement, but their friend said: “This incident impacted me greatly.

“I’ve known him for years and I never thought he was capable of this.

“Seeing a friend slammed into a brick wall is the most violent thing I’ve ever seen, it made me cry.

“I trust men less and feel less comfortable around them.”

After reaching out to his partner, they resumed their relationship in February 2020 as his partner ‘felt sorry for him’, ‘wanted to forgive him’ and said he still loved him.

They moved in together in June and found new accommodation in July, but the relationship was ‘still punctuated by violence’, prosecutors said.

On August 14 they had been on a night out and had an argument which resulted in Campbell-Gordon kicking his boyfriend to the stomach and ripping his Gucci necklace from his neck.

The final straw occurred on August 30 when the couple had been out with friends before returning to their flat.

Campbell-Gordon began attacking his partner, punching him and strangling him before stamping on his chest and head area, the court was told.

His partner told him to stop and said he was killing him, but Campbell-Gordon replied: “I don’t care’.

The incident came to an end when his partner ran to the balcony and locked himself out as he called for assistance from his parents.

Campbell-Gordon was said to have one prior caution dating back to March 2018, but it was unrelated to these offences.

Mitigating, his defence lawyer Richard Orme told the court that this was a "toxic relationship" due to "insecurity, jealousy, emotional instability and fuelled by drink".

“At the time he was 28, he was working as a manager in the hospitality industry here in Spinningfields, he had everything going for him," he said.

“He was in a relationship, he had obtained nine GCSE’s and he was doing very well indeed.

"No one in this court is more remorseful for that single push than he is, and he has suffered for that.

“The defendant made full, frank and candid admissions when he was interviewed.

“This was a very negative and toxic relationship.

“That one push on Deansgate had risen as a result of his partner having given a card to another male in Chinawhite.

“A lover’s tiff that descended by this defendant pushing him into a wall.

“He wanted to check if he was OK, but his friend stood in his way and he pushed her down.”

Adjourning the sentence, Judge Elizabeth Nicholls told Campbell-Gordon: “You know as well as I do that these were unpleasant offences and they are a real concern to the court in the context of a relationship.

“You expect people who have committed offences of domestic violence to go on to commit another offence of domestic violence - you have proven that.

“The probation service will be able to further assist me to whether this is a suitable and stable address where they can continue to support you in the community.”

The case was adjourned to November 4 2020 and Campbell-Gordon was remanded into custody.