Man jailed for assaulting tenant while she slept

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A man who assaulted one of his fellow tenants while she slept has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court

Aigars Vacietis was drunk when he walked into the woman’s room at 2 am and attacked her.

Adam Pearson, prosecuting, said “At about 2 am she woke to find the defendant punching her about the face and head.

“He punched her at least three times. He was saying something about vodka going missing.”

Another tenant intervened and Vacietis was pulled away.

His victim lost a tooth and also suffered bruising around her left eye and a bleeding nose.

Mr Pearson said the incident was not reported to police and the pair both continued to live at the property in Granville Street, Boston.

But 10 days later Vacietis attacked the same woman and a male tenant following a dispute about a missing £20 note.

Mr Pearson said both were punched before Vacietis was pulled off them. Police arrived at the property and he was removed from the house.

Vacietis, 50, now of Willoughby Road, Boston, admiited assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the first incident on 13 December 2014. He also admitted two charges of common assault on 23 December.

He was jailed for a total of 44 weeks.

Mark Knowles, defending, said moved to Boston to work.

He said his client felt aggrieved at the time and acted out of revenge.

Mr Knowles said Vacietis had since spent time on remand in custody and when released hopes to move to Hampshire where his wife and daughter live.