Jail for man who spat at his partner

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A SPALDING man who admitted “intimidating” his girlfriend has been jailed for seven months.

Victor Ford (34) was arrested after he turned violent towards Samantha Stupple during a trip to Tesco in Holbeach.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Miss Stupple noticed Ford was behaving strangely by singing in the store and suspected he had not taken his schizophrenia medication.

Ford became aggressive and pushed a trolley into Miss Stupple’s stomach.

Ford was questioned at the police station – but was invited back to Miss Stupple’s home in Fosdyke four days later.

Chris Geeson, prosecuting, said Ford became aggressive again. He said: “He spat food at her, pushed her in the chest.”

As he left, Ford kicked Miss Stupple’s car causing £100 damage. Ford returned to Spalding and pushed a police officer, causing a small cut, when he was again arrested.

The court heard Miss Stupple was now expecting Ford’s first child and is willing to stand by him.

Gareth Wheetman, mitigating, said since being remanded into custody Ford had been taking his medication and working in the prison kitchen.

Ford, of Hereward Road, admitted common assault, witness intimidation and public order between May 9 and 13.

Recorder Gareth Evans QC told Ford he accepted that at times he was not well.

He said: “On occasions you are out of control of what you do.”