Lincoln man punched sister in back of the head and told her “you deserve to die”

A man has been jailed for 12 months after carrying out a violent attack on his sister following an argument between them.

Mark Roberts entered her home of his sister Rebecca Roberts and grabbed hold of her pony tail.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that Roberts punched his sister three times to the back of the head.

Mr Howes said: “She was pushed to the floor of her dining room. She ended up on her stomach.

“Mark Roberts repeatedly banged her head on the floor.

“He then punched her three times. He was shouting ‘you deserve to die’.”

Miss Roberts’ partner Shaun Wigley intervened in a bid to protect her and struck Mark Roberts with a table leg.

But in the scuffle that followed Mark Roberts got hold of the table leg and used it to strike Mr Wigley in the face.

The couple then managed to push Mark Roberts out of the property but he went on to damage the front door.

Mr Howes said: “The police found the defendant nearby. He was clearly under the influence of something as he could not stand and he was slurring his words.”

The incident left Mr Wigley bleeding from facial injuries and he later received hospital treatment.

Mark Roberts, 30, of no fixed address, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two charges of assault by beating and criminal damage following the incident in Horton Street, Lincoln, on February 29 this year.

He also admitted possession of a small amount of amphetamine.

He was jailed for 12 months and given a restraining order banning him from contacting Rebecca Roberts and Shaun Wigley and from entering Horton Street.

David Eager, defending, said: “There was an argument over a bike. He is thoroughly ashamed of his conduct. He loves his sister very much.

“This has come as a huge wake-up call for him. He was homeless on the streets and had been taking amphetamine to keep himself awake. His life was a mess.

“Custody will give him time to reflect on his behaviour and see if he can turn his life around.”