Grantham court: Defendant ‘saw red’ and headbutted man who called partner a s**g

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“He saw red and lost it” was how the actions of a 34-year-old man were described, brought on when his partner was called a “s**g” by a stranger in a Grantham takeaway.

Magistrates heard how Jamie Plant was captured on CCTV in Market Place at around 2.50am on September 13.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said: “He was in the Pizza Place fast food place. It showed the defendant attack somebody. It was a head-butt towards the victim and several punches to another male.

“The defendant, in interview, said he couldn’t remember much of the incident at all but did recall the male he attacked made some abusive remarks about the defendant’s partner and said he saw red and lost it.”

Sonia Bhalla, defending, told magistrates the abusive remark made was calling the woman a “s**g”.

She added: “On the night in question, he had been enjoying a night out with some friends. They started off in Grantham and returned to Grantham and have consumed quite a few pints. They then decided to go for some takeaway food and it was while waiting for his food order to be ready that a male entered and called his partner, a complete stranger as the parties had never met before, a s**g, and it was then that my client saw red and proceeded to act in a fashion that was not acceptable. He understands that and for his actions he’s sorry.”

The court heard how the aggressive actions of Plant, of Youngs Avenue, Fernwood, have affected the relationships with his partner and friends who witnessed the attack in Pizza Place.

Ms Bhalla said: “His fiance was not impressed, even though he intended to be a knight in shining armour.”

Plant admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour and was fined £400 and ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.