A MAN who cut his estranged wife with a four-inch kitchen knife was jailed for two years at Lincoln Crown Court.
Boris Ivanos, 22, admitted wounding Inesa Ivanova in the thigh after breaking in to his former home on Sleaford Road at 1.30am.
The court was told Ivanos also attacked Alex Alepoconocks who was sleeping downstairs in the property to protect Miss Ivanova from her estranged husband.
Mark Knowles, prosecuting, told the court Ivanos had been banned from visiting his partner at the house after a previous assault.
But after climbing in to the property through a downstairs window Ivanos confronted both Mr Alepconocks who was asleep on a sofa and then Miss Ivanova.
Mr Alepconocks suffered bruising after being repeatedly punched and a cut finger after Ivanos armed himself with a kitchen knife, Mr Knowles said.
Miss Ivanova also suffered a two cms deep wound to the top of her thigh after she was awoken by the fight and became involved in a struggle with Ivanos.
In mitigation the court was told Ivanos had been living rough in a garage since the split with his wife and was now planning to move away from the area.
The court was told Ivanos had no previous convictions in his native Latvia.
Ivanos, formerly of Sleaford Road, Boston, admitted charges of unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm on September 6, last year.
He was also made the subject of a restraining order which prevents him from contacting Miss Ivanova.
Passing sentence on Friday Judge Michael Heath told him there could be no alternative to custody for the attack.