Assault man is sentenced

After a row with his partner, a Spilsby man went to her home, kicked down a door and assaulted her, Skegness Magistrates were told last week.

Mark William Ingram, 28, of Boston Road, admitted assaulting his then partner causing her actual bodily harm on September 14 and also committing damage to a door, mirror and a car wing mirror belonging to her.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said Ingram and his victim had been on a night out which had ended with her throwing a drink at him and going home alone.

He followed her later and kicked a door down to get in, at which time a fight took place between them.

He said Ingram punched her to the head causing marks to her neck and bumps on her forehead, which went beyond self defence or restraint and he admitted to police officers that he had ‘lost it’.

As he left, he damaged her car’s wing mirror.

Mitigating, Gordon Holt said Ingram recognised that the relationship was truly finished.

He said he had no previous convictions and apologised for losing control on this occasion.

The magistrates told him that clearly things had ‘got out of control on that evening’.

They imposed a two year community order with supervision and ordered he pay £100 compensation to his victim for her injuries and also £50 towards prosecution costs.

They also granted a restraining order.