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Skegness man held knife to ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her parents

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: February 26, 2013

Skegness Magistrates' Court

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A 25-YEAR-OLD Skegness man, who held a knife to his former partner’s side, told police he ‘couldn’t see a future without her.’

Appearing by video link from prison, Daniel Bardovskis, then living at Grosvenor Road, admitted assaulting Natasha Chaplin by beating on January 25 and to harassing her between January 30 and February 2.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said the couple had been in a relationship for seven years and had a four-year-old son together, but they separated in 2012. Mr Wood said the couple remained friends but, when Bardovskis discovered she had been texting another man, they argued.

On January 25, he went to the bungalow in Biscay Close where she was living and she let him in.

While there, he went into the kitchen and came back with a knife. Bardovskis then grabbed her by the throat and squeezed and held the knife to her side.

Mr Wood said Ms Chaplin was very frightened and thought he was going to kill her if she didn’t go back to him. He said their son was present and was screaming and crying. Bardovskis left the bungalow and police officers were called.

After his arrest he told officers he ‘could not see a future without her’.

While on bail, he went to Ms Chaplin’s bungalow on January 30, knocked on the bedroom window and was let in by his son, but Ms Chaplin managed to persuade him to leave.

On February 1, he telephoned her and threatened to kill her parents and her and their son if she didn’t go back to him. Police then took him into custody.

Mitigating, Gordon Holt said Bardovskis had no previous convictions and had lived with the complainant for seven years with no problems.

He said Bardovskis had ongoing problems with a depressive illness and was under the care of the crisis team when he was arrested.

Magistrates remanded Bardovskis in custody until March 5 for the preparation of probation and medical reports.

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