A man who assaulted his sister in front of her four-year-old daughter has received a community order.
Louis Brown, 27, of Launder Terrace, Grantham, pleaded guilty to the offence of assault by beating on August 12.
On the day in question, police received a 999 call and attended a flat to find a woman, her four-year-old girl and the defendant.
Brown admitted to officers that after she had been “screaming right in his face” he had grabbed his sister around the neck and thrown her on to the bed, and that this was in front of her young daughter.
The victim had reddening to her neck but Brown had applied no pressure, and there was also an accusation he had kicked her while she was on the bed.
Representing himself in court, Brown said he suffered from depression and borderline personality disorder, following the loss of his mum 10 years ago.
Magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 20 days, while he must also pay £85 in prosecution costs, a £60 victim surcharge and £150 criminal courts charge.