A PENCADER man has been remanded in custody by magistrates after appearing in court charged with a slew of offences including assault, coercive behaviour, threats to kill and intentional strangulation.

Kieran Balmont, of 84 Maescader, appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 29 September.

The 20-year-old is charged with engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour between 1 June and 27 September, along with three assaults of a woman between 1 and 30 June, on 3 August and 27 September.

Balmont is further charged with intentional strangulation between 26 and 27 September, and making threats to kill over the same dates.

He is also faces a charge of the theft of a mobile phone on 27 September.

Balmont pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage by damaging a door and a television at Maescader between 26 and 27 September.

No pleas were entered on the other six charges.

Balmont is next due to appear before Swansea Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on 30 October.

He was remanded in custody by magistrates until that hearing date.