Grantham court: Machine worker hit his partner, court hears

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An argument over rent money led a man to assault his partner by hitting her in the face and pinning her to a bed.

Valentinas Jersovas, 23, of First Avenue, Grantham, admitted assaulting his partner by beating her in Cambridge Street on January 16.

Prosecuting, Nick Todd said it was a domestic argument over £70 in rent. He said Jersovas lost his temper while drunk and his partner had said he hit her in the face, pinned her to the bed and then put his hands around her throat.

Mr Todd said Jersovas had no previous convictions. His partner told police she did not want a restraining order against Jersovas.

The court heard that Jersovas had told probation that if he could go back he would not have hit her. Jersovas had said he believed he and his partner would be reconciled. There was no lasting inury to his partner, the court was told.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order to include 12 months’ supervision and 100 hours’ unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.