Ate pizza and washed clothes at ex’s home

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A Spalding man on bail awaiting trial for two 
allegations of assaulting his former partner went to her house while she was out and used the washing machine and ate a pizza, a court has heard.

Valdis Zarins (39), now of Riverbank, admitted burglary and theft when he appeared in custody at Skegness Magistrates Court, as well as breaching a bail condition not to enter Hawthorne Bank, Spalding, where his ex-partner lives.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said that Zarins was on bail awaiting trial on April 15 for two assaults against his former partner and was on police bail not to go to her house.

He said that on March 6 she was out for the day but when she returned home she found Zarins and two of his friends in the house, using her washing machine, drinking cider and eating one of her pizzas, which they had heated in the microwave.

Mr Todd said they were temporarily also wearing her clothes while theirs were in the washing machine.

He said they left and she telephoned the police and Zarins was arrested later.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said that Zarins had lived at the Hawthorne Bank property for some time. Zarins had been walking past and could see that there was damage to the front door, which was open, and he had gone in out of concern.

However, when he saw that everything was all right, he decided to take advantage of the situation to wash his clothes and also to help himself to a pizza.

The magistrates adjourned sentence until the outcome of the trial in April is known and granted Zarins conditional bail.