King’s Lynn man given suspended prison term for attack on ex-partner

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A man who attacked his ex-partner, leaving her with a black eye, a chipped tooth and other injuries, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Vaidas Lukys, 30, of Margaret Rose Close, Fairstead, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to assault at a hearing in Lynn on Friday.

The court heard the incident happened on June 1, when police were alerted to the attack by the victim’s brother.

The woman had contacted him to ask him to alert the authorities.

Josephine Jones, prosecuting, said officers found the woman in a distressed state with a black left eye, a chipped tooth, scratches and reddening to her arm and wrist.

As Lukys was arrested, he admitted he had hit the woman. He later claimed that he had acted in self-defence.

But George Sorrell, mitigating, said his client now accepted he had gone “far beyond” what was reasonable on the night of the incident.

He added: “He accepts that he behaved quite badly.”

And district judge Peter Veits told Lukys he was fortunate not to be facing a more serious charge.

He also ordered him to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.