A MAN has pleaded guilty to attacking a child.

Paul Heathfield, 43, of London Road in Pembroke Dock, appeared at Swansea Crown Court charged with child cruelty and battery.

The offences related to allegations that at a point between September 1 and 30 last year, Heathfield assaulted the child at an address in Carmarthenshire.

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He pleaded not guilty to child cruelty, and guilty to battery.

Prosecutor Thomas Scapens said these pleas were acceptable to the prosecution.

Judge Paul Thomas KC ordered a pre-sentence to be prepared. The defendant will return to court on August 13 for sentence.

Judge Thomas entered a not guilty verdict to the child cruelty offence.