Man assaults former partner and police officer

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Customers in a town hairdressers ran out of the shop to help a woman who was being assaulted by her former partner, a court was told.

Giedrius Venkus, of Fydell Street, Boston, pulled the woman’s hair and pushed her down to the ground, before trying to kick her, after she met him to discuss their relationship on March 7, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told last week.

The 33-year-old then later went to the woman’s house in a drunken state, and assaulted the police officer she called to get rid of him. He was also found with a lock knife, magistrates heard.

He admitted assault on the woman, assault against a police officer and possession of a bladed article when he stood in court.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said: “She said she split with him in the summer of last year due to his drinking and violent behaviour. ON the day in question he contacted her saying he wanted to talk.”

She agreed to meet him in public, he told the bench, but when she said she would not resume their relationship, he became verbally abusive and then began to assault her.

Mitigation has been delayed, as magistrates requested a probation report.