Grantham court: Man threatened family and attacked girlfriend

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A man who assaulted his partner and the mother of his child must wait a month to discover his punishment.

Lee Caldwell of Sharpe Road in Grantham admitted assault by beating after punching his girlfriend in the face on Saturday night.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Caldwell threatened the victims family prior to the assault.

Mr Pietryka said: “Nasty threats were made about putting the windows in at the victim’s mother’s house and slitting the throat of the victim’s brother who was in prison.”

Mr Pietryka said the punch caused swelling to the side of the victim’s face.

The victim made a statement in which she said she was “worried and concerned” since the attack. She added that a set of keys had gone missing and she was concerned the defendant may return to the family home.

Rory Macmillan, defending, said: “He feels terrible about what happened. Nothing like that has ever happened before.”

Mr Macmillan added: “He only wants what is best for his daughter.”

The case was adjourned for reports to be written. Caldwell, who works at Environcom in Grantham as a weigh bridge operative, will be sentenced on May 22.

He was released on bail on the condition he does not go onto the Earlesfield estate, does not contact the victim and resides in Sharpe Road.