Man attacked in street after making noise complaint

A 62-year-old man with a heart condition was attacked by a man celebrating Easter late at night on Easter Sunday, after a complaint was made about the amount of noise being made.

Darius Ambrazaitas (32) of Rhone Walk, Spalding, admitted assaulting Richard Shortland by beating and resisting arrest, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said that at around 10.30pm on Easter Sunday April 21, Ambrazaitas was part of a group in Pennygate who were playing music and making a lot of noise, when Mr Shortland shouted at them to “keep the noise down”.

He said Ambrazaitas replied “F*** off, you bitch” both times he was asked to be quieter, and when Mr Shortland threatened to tell the landlords and went to take a photograph of the group, “got in his face, constantly repeating “F*** off.”

He said Ambrazaitas punched Mr Shortland on the left shoulder and threw a number of items at him, some of which hit him on the head.

Mr Clare said the police were called and when they tried to arrest Ambrazaitas, he resisted and eventually had to be sprayed.

Mitigating, David Eager said it was an “unpleasant incident” and that Ambrazaitas was “thoroughly ashamed” of his conduct.

He said he and his friends had been enjoying a drink but he had let himself down and had let his family down.

The magistrates said they were “very concerned” at the excess of alcohol and that neighbours could reasonably expect some kind of peace and yet Mr Shortland suffered abuse and things thrown at him.

Ambrazaitas was ordered to undergo 10 days of rehabilitation and to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay £170 in costs and charges.

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