A marital spat ended with a fine and a splash in the pool for one husband after a disagreement about money.
Rafat Jedrzejczak, 35, of Woad Farm Road, Boston, appeared before the town’s magistrates’ court on Wednesday, pleading guilty to assault on June 28, 2014.
Prosecutor Paul Wood said that on the previous day Jedrzejczak had withdrawn cash from a joint account which his wife was not happy about. He promised to get the money back, said Mr Woods, but turned up without money and in drink.
Mr Woods said this led to a verbal disagreement resulting in the defendant pushing his wife and ‘marking her face’.
He said she got up and pushed her husband back causing him to fall into a swimming pool and hit his head.
Defending, Rachel Stevens said the couple were now back together and Jedrejczak was sorry. She said the couple had been struggling with money, which was especially stressful for the defendant who felt he was responsible for providing for the family.
She said he said he had come home from a night out and fallen asleep in the garden, to be awoken by his wife, who he said pushed him first.
District judge John Stobart said the incident ‘should not have happened’ but said he was pleased they were back together and that Jedrejczak had a new job.
He ordered him to pay £100 fine, £20 surcharge and £80 costs.