A MAN accused of coercive control and assault against a woman has been remanded in custody.

Paul Carter is alleged to have prevented called his partner abusive names and prevented her from seeing friends between January 1 and September 2.

The 46-year-old defendant, of Longmynd Avenue in Barrow, is also said to have assaulted the woman on September 2 and harassed her between September 3 and November 6.

He denies the offences and is due to face trial at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court. He will appear for a hearing on December 9.