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Christmas Day thug gets bailed

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

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A 25-YEAR-OLD who beat up his heavily pregnant girlfriend has been granted bail despite repeating his actions on Christmas Day.

Egidijus Cesnaitis, of Albert Street, Burton, has been in custody since December 29 after breaching his bail conditions when he was found at his girlfriend’s home, and has subsequently been unable to help prepare a pre-sentence report.

However when he appeared at Burton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, the court granted him bail for the first time in 25 days to enable the completion of the report.

Michael Taylor, defending, said: “He has been in custody since December 29 which is 25 days and the equivalent to seven weeks in prison.

“She invited him to her address, she came to no harm but he was refused bail at that time. She does not support the prosecution.”

Cesnaitis admitted assaulting Eva Plegaite on October 19 and again on Christmas Day, as well as damaging plasterboard surrounding a light switch.

When he was found at her address on December 29, he was also charged with resisting arrest after he struggled and shouted at police who tried to handcuff him.

Two months on from the assault on the heavily pregnant victim in October in which she was punched in the face, there was another assault on Christmas Day when he was said to have grabbed and pushed her following a row.

The court was told Cesnaitis became angry with his partner which led to the assaults but did not cause her injury.

The police had to raise their batons while he was resisting arrest after being caught at his partner’s home.

While in prison, he made receive numerous phone calls to the victim.

Magistrates granted him bail with conditions that he lives and sleeps at his address, does not contact Eva Plegaite and does not enter Station Court.

He will return to court on February 7 to be sentenced.

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