A man was jailed for two years after attacking his former partner with a crowbar knocking out her front teeth.
Dominico Pinto was waiting for his ex Marzena Gladysz when she returned home from taking her children to school.
Amy Earnshaw, prosecuting, told the court: “She returned to her home address where she found the defendant waiting for her brandishing a crowbar.”
Pinto told her “Now I will kill you. You will die.”
He then struck her with the crowbar and kicked and punched her.
Ms Gladysz had recently been receiving treatment for cancer. She managed to call a friend who contacted police.
She suffered a number of injuries and lost five teeth including two at the front as a result of the attack.
Miss Earnshaw said: “It was a sustained and repeated assault. The complainant will have to wear a denture for the rest of her life.”
The court was told that Pinto met Ms Gladysz when they were both working in Italy and went on to have a 14-year relationship together.
When that ended they separately moved to this country where they got back together only to split up again.
Pinto, 41, of Witham Mews, off High Street, Lincoln, admitted a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm as a result of the incident on July 9 2018.
Alison Summers, in mitigation, said Pinto had no previous convictions and has spent over seven months in custody since his arrest.
She said that if Pinto received an immediate jail sentence he would be released without his issues being addressed.
During a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday Pinto was given a two-year jail sentence with 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 30 days.
He was also given a life-time restraining order banning him from contacting Ms Gladysz.