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Spalding man brandished knives at partner

A man brandished two knives at his partner when they clashed during an incident at her home, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Edgar Tavares waved the weapons towards Patricia Tomczyk and she suffered a cut when she put her arms up to protect herself.

Paul Mytton, prosecuting, said “It seems there had been an ongoing dispute between the two of them.

Lincoln Crown Court (31170860)
Lincoln Crown Court (31170860)


“As a result of that in the morning the dispute was renewed. The defendant approached Ms Tomczyk with two knives in his hands.

“She was the subject of abuse. He brandished the knives near to her face.

“She was very scared. She put out her arms and hands to protect herself. At some stage during that part of the incident she was cut by a knife. The injury did not require any medical treatment.”

Tavares, (35) of Fairfield Close, Spalding, admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on September 18, 2019.

He was given an 18 month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 10 days. He was also given a four-week night time curfew and ordered to pay £100 towards prosecution costs.

Tara McCarthy, in mitigation, said Tavares had no previous convictions and she told the court “The relationship as a whole was not a particularly healthy one. It clearly reached a head when this offence occurred.

“She had been messaged by someone else and he over-reacted. That brought out the worst in each of them.

“There is no suggestion that the relationship will be rekindled.

“He has felt genuine remorse and is ashamed at his behaviour.”

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