Man poured milk on part­ner in row

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

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

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