Man poured milk on partner in row
AMAN stamped on the mother of his child and poured milk over her after a row, a court heard.
Jack Matthew Boswell, 27, kicked out at his now ex-girlfriend after an argument about a washing machine escalated, magistrates were told.
Then ‘in a moment of madness’, he emptied a four-pint container of milk over her, the court heard.
Their baby, who is only a few months old, was in the room at the time, prosecutors said.
Boswell, of Cornbrook Road, Macclesfield, admitted assault by beating. The offence also breached supervision requirements imposed after his release from prison.
Magistrates fined Boswell £100 and ordered him to pay his victim £30 compensation.
Kate Marchuk, prosecuting, said the victim and Boswell had been in an ‘on-off’ relationship for around 20 months and had a child together.
She said: “On April 12, the complainant was at home with her youngest child, who is only a few months old.
“She describes an argument about the washing machine which resulted in the defendant dragging her off the sofa. Then while she was on the floor he stamped on his leg causing a graze. She screamed and got back on the sofa.
“He then grabbed a four pint bottle of milk and threw the contents over her wrecking her clothes and the cushions.
“The victim describes the incident lasting about 10 minutes.”
Lesley Herman, defending Boswell, said, although there was history of arguments between the victim and defendant, until April 12 it had never turned violent.
She said: “From the outset when he was arrested, he expressed genuine remorse and was apologetic.”
A statement by Boswell made during a police interview, read out to the court, said: “She is always telling me to leave and threatening to call the police.
“She uses the fact I had been to prison against me. I tried to make it work. There had been an argument the night before.
“The next morning I was woken by the other children and told them to be quiet. She ordered me to leave and went on the school run.
“She came back and kept shouting at me. She was getting madder. I thought she was going to hit me so I pushed her on the couch. She kicked out at me, so I kicked back. In a moment of madness, I poured the milk on her.”
●● Jack Boswell