A MAN has admitted controlling and coercive behaviour of his partner.

Mark Norton admitted controlling the woman telling her what make-up to use and who she could or couldn’t see.

The 37-year-old, of Elm Road, Shoebury, for a period of nearly four years carried out controlling and coercive behaviour from 2016 to 2020.

Norton would tell his partner about what make up to wear, insulted her appearance, monitored how long she was out of the house for, and insinuated that she was cheating on him.


He also made it “difficult” to see her family.

At Southend Magistrates’ Court Norton admitted the offence, which meant he knew or ought to have known his behaviour would have had a serious effect on her.

The magistrates’ bench referred the case to Basildon Crown Court for sentence.

Norton is set to appear on August 12. He was remanded in custody.