Man jailed after attacking ex-wife in Boston and stabbing two of her friends


A man attacked his ex wife just 24 hours after moving in to live next door to her, Lincoln Crown Court was told yesterday (Monday).

On the day he moved in to the property in Boston, Maris Brokans jumped over the fence into his ex wife’s garden and threatened to cut her hair off.

Brokans left but returned in the early hours after his ex wife Kristina had gone to bed.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Brokans was armed with a pair of scissors and this time threatened to cut open her stomach and kill her.

A scuffle followed during which Brokans, who had been drinking, grabbed hold of her.

Two of the victim’s friends intervened to protect her only to both be stabbed by Brokans with the scissors.

Police were called to the house in Horace Street, Boston and Brokans was arrested.

Brokans himself had suffered a head injury as a result of being kicked during the incident.

He later claimed to police that he had been attacked by five men.

Mr Howes said “The parties married in 2007 back in Latvia. It was an unhappy relationship characterised by violence.

“They separated and in 2012, she came to this country and she lived in Horace Street.

“The defendant came to this country earlier this year. He moved to Horace Street next door to her. He moved on 16 April.”

Brokans, 35, of Horace Street, Boston, admitted assaulting his wife by beating and two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm arising from the incident on 17 April. He was jailed for 10 months and given a restraining order banning him from contacting his ex wife for five years.

David Stanton, defending, said Brokans was a man of good character who moved to the UK to seek work.

“This was borne out of feelings for his ex partner which escalated into violence. He realises his actions were inexcusable and he would wish to apologise.”