An Aylesbury man has denied trying to kill a woman when he attacked her and left her with serious head and arm injuries.
During a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, Darren Stenhouse, of Belgrave Road, pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder.
However, the 38 year old admitted causing GBH with intent and also pleaded guilty to one charge of false imprisonment.
The charges relate to incidents on March 5 this year.
Police were called to Belgrave Road at around 11.40am after reports that a 30-year-old woman had been seriously assaulted.
Following a search of the surrounding area, police found and arrested Mr Stenhouse in Faraday Road at 12.24pm.
The woman was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where she was treated and later discharged.
Mr Stenhouse has also been charged with one count of assault by beating.
The charge relates to an incident on February 28.
He has pleaded not guilty to this.
Mr Stenhouse has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on July 12 for the charges he pleaded guilty to.