Takeley man, 35, handed community order after pleading guilty to assault by beating

PUBLISHED: 10:54 03 June 2017

Colchester Magistrates' Court. Picture: ABBIE WEAVING

Colchester Magistrates' Court. Picture: ABBIE WEAVING

Archant

A 35-year-old man from Takeley has been handed a community order after dragging his partner out of his home by her hair and punching her to the floor.

Piotr Kaminski, who gave his address as Chapel Fields, pleaded guilty to assault by beating at Colchester Magistrates Court on June 1.

The court heard Kaminski had been at a property in Felsted with his partner on April 15 when neighbours heard an argument break out around 9.45pm.

Stephen Sparkes, prosecuting, said: “It went on for about 30 minutes before the neighbour went to check. She knocked on the door and heard crashing, crying and screaming but heard no reply.

“She went to the other neighbour’s and she then saw the door open to the defendant’s house and saw him drag the victim out of the property by her hair.”

The court heard Kaminski, who is understood to have been drinking, pushed his partner against a wall and started punching her, then hitting her in the face before she collapsed to the ground.

In mitigation, Aleksandra Kowalik called Kaminski’s behaviour “inadmissible and unacceptable”, but said he is working to control his emotions.

“The defendant has already shown he is taking steps to manage his emotions by going on a course in Braintree,” she said.

“He went there a few weeks ago but was told not to come back because he can control his emotions, but he is due to start there on June 10. The goal of the course is to allow him better understanding of his behaviour.”

It was also heard from a probation officer that Kaminski said he “couldn’t have seen what would happen” that day, and that it “just got out of hand”.

The officer added: “He said he is not proud of what happened. He said they pushed each other but he admits to the behaviour that he inflicted on his partner. He is taking stock of how alcohol affected him that day.”

Chairman of the bench, Michael Ferrier called the attack a “prolonged and unpleasant assault” and handed Kaminski a community order with the requirement of 200 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:39

A tipper truck and garden waste shredder belonging to Uttlesford District Council were stolen from council premises in Saffron Walden.

Yesterday, 09:00

Essex Police are appealing for information about a missing woman from Dunmow.

Mon, 14:42

Hundreds of children and families joined in the parade and service to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 11 in Dunmow.

Yesterday, 10:34

Drivers and cyclists in Essex will benefit from better roads, thanks to an extra £10.8million investment in repairs, the roads minister announced yesterday.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Dunmow Broadcast weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy