JURORS in a trial of a man accused of 'stamping' on his ex-partner's head near an Oxford park have gone out to decide their verdicts.

Robert Burden, of Hazel Crescent, Kidlington, is currently on trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with harassment by breach of a restraining order and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Prosecutors claim the 39-year-old repeatedly struck his ex-partner's head with his foot during an attack at a road bridge over the A40.

It is claimed that the incident of violence took place near to the city's Cutteslowe Park at about 6pm on the night of April 22.

READ AGAIN: A report from the opening of the case on Monday.

Yesterday, jurors heard closing speeches from Dr Robert Lindsey on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service as well as defence barrister Kellie Enever representing Burden.

Presiding Judge Nigel Daly then summed up the case to the jury before the panel was sent out to begin their deliberations.

Throughout the trial - which began on Monday - jurors have heard from the alleged victim as well as from Burden.

Prosecutors said that the pair had been in a 'turbulent' relationship between 2010 and 2016 before the alleged attack.

From the witness box the woman recalled what she claimed happened to her and gave her account to the jury.

She said: "I was on the floor, I felt a foot on my head. I could not get up, I could hear shouting, muffling.

"I don't know what was said and I could see a foot on my face.

"I think I went into the sort of foetal position, I just could not get up. I could not move."

READ AGAIN: Robert Burden takes to the stand to give his account.

Asked how many times she was struck in the face with the foot she said: "It felt like it was just constantly on it."

Burden, meanwhile, took to the witness box to deny any wrong-doing.

He told jurors that he had spent the day in Bicester with friends before agreeing to meet with his ex-partner at the north Oxford park at about 5.30pm.

Speaking of his encounter with the woman by a pond at the park he said she was 'aggressive' towards him and said 'she smelt as though she had been drinking.'

Speaking of the alleged violence on the bridge he denied ever stamping on her head.

The trial continues.