A jilted boyfriend has admitted attacking his ex partner's home in Newton Abbot while armed with a ball bearing gun.

Darren Barber was banned from going to Gemma Bishop's home at Forde Close by a court order but went armed with the gun and attacked her and another man.

He also damaged a fridge and a wall, although he denies firing pellets from the BB gun at them, Exeter Crown Court was told.

Barber, aged 28, of Carlisle Street, Newton Abbot, admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, breaching a non molestation order, and assault by battery of Gemma Bishop and Luke Stocker.

Assistant Judge Advocate General Alan Large adjourned the case for a pre sentence report and to allow Barber to enter a written basis of plea.

Jeffrey Segan, mitigating, said: "He says that at no stage did he fire the weapon at the wall or the refrigerator."

Barber was released on bail and will be sentenced next month.