Man in Ingoldmells holiday assault

A MAN who drove to Ingoldmells and attacked his former partner while she was on holiday, also broke a restraining order not to contact her.

Simon John Gilbert, 30, of Washway Road, Holbeach, admitted assaulting Natasha Boyton, breaching a restraining order and damaging a motor vehicle in the incident at Coral Beach caravan park, Ingoldmells on September 17 last year.

He was appearing before District Judge Jackson for trial at Skegness Magistrates Court after having pleaded ‘not guilty’ throughout.

He also admitted a theft of alcohol at Partney on the same day.

Prosecuting, Mr John Mitchell said Miss Boyton was on holiday at Ingoldmells with the three children, aged three to 10 she had had as a result of her relationship with Gilbert.

He said Gilbert was subject to restraining order issued on April 6 last year not to contact her.

But on September 17 he went to the Ingoldmells caravan site after learning that she was there and demanded to see the children.

Without any warning he spat in her face and, as she walked down the caravan steps, he kicked her twice.

She told him to leave or she would call the police, at which he kicked her car damaging it and said: “You can tell them about that as well.”

Miss Boyton, who had recently undergone surgery, was bruised on both legs.

Gilbert denied going to see her when he was seen by the police, and also denied even being in the area.

CCTV images of him stealing cans of alcohol from a filling station at Partney, were shown to him, but he still denied going to the Coral Beach caravan park, until the day of his trial almost 14 months later.

In mitigation, Mr Gordon Holt said there had been relationship difficulties but these were now resolved.

Judge Jackson called for a pre-sentence report and adjourned sentence until December 30.