North Cotes man hits partner of ten years and splits her lip


A North Cotes man hit his partner of ten years in the face resulting in her having to have seven stitches, a court has been told.

David Wiltshire,46, now living at Amesbury Avenue in Grimsby, admitted assaulting his partner and causing her actual bodily harm at the home they shared at Marsh Way, North Cotes on March 18, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, told the magistrates that violence started in the relationship in 2012 and came to a head on March 18 when during a verbal altercation, Wiltshire pulled a child’s safety gate off its hinges and held it up in a threatening manner.

He said that his partner threw a cup of tea over him and then smashed the cup on the floor, at which he hit her in the face, splitting her lip resulting in her having seven stitches at hospital.

Mr Pietryka said Wiltshire, who was of previous good character, was interviewed by the police the following day and he had made a full admission.

Gary Farmer, for Wiltshire, said he thought the magistrates would want a report from the Probation Service before sentencing.

They agreed and adjourned for sentence on May 15 and called for a report. Wiltshire was granted conditional bail.