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Deeping St Nicholas man admitted assaulting former partner

Boston Magistrates' Court (2696691)
Boston Magistrates' Court (2696691)

A 43-year-old man who assaulted his former partner of 18 years during an argument when he went to collect some of his property, has been fined £40 by magistrates in Boston.

Philip Henry Parker, now living at Elizabeth Crescent in Deeping St Nicholas, admitted assaulting his former partner Susan Ward by beating and damaging a stool and a desk during the argument which took place at the home they once shared together in Station Road, Twenty.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said the couple split up after Ms Ward told Parker to leave because she believed he had started an affair with someone he had met on a holiday they had shared in Tenerife in May.

She said Parker returned to the home on June 15 to collect some of his property and an argument took place during which he grabbed her by the wrists and forced her back against a wall and a child safety gate on the stairs, causing her pain and discomfort.

She said he also picked up a footstool and threw it at a computer desk, damaging both.

Parker, who was not represented, told the magistrates he had apologised to Ms Ward before the police arrived and they had been able to 'sort things out'.

He told the magistrates he was not receiving any benefits yet as he had been for caring for Ms Ward and so had no income at present, and was fined £40 plus a victim surcharge of £30 yesterday (Wednesday, July 4).

The magistrates also said it was 'not appropriate' to order the restraining order Ms Ward had asked for.

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