Grimsby man launches violent attack on local woman
A violent offender has been locked up following an incident where he launched a random attack on a Grimsby woman last year.
Nathan Waterman, 33, appeared at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday the 1st of April charged with two counts of assault and a burglary.
The court heard how Waterman forced his way into a the victims property on Lord Street, Grimsby, on Sunday 14th March 2021.
He then demanded drugs from the occupant, who was unknown to him and who was spending Mother’s Day with her family.
The defendant then assaulted the woman by hitting her head against the wall and kicking her.
Minutes later, Waterman gained entry to another property on Lord Street and punched the male occupant before brandishing a knife.
Appearing at court he plead guilty to all charges.
PC Emma McLauchlan of Humberside Police said: “This dangerous man’s actions terrified the residents of both houses, including two young children.
“I am pleased that Waterman has been served a custodial sentence and that he will also serve two additional years on licence.
“Hopefully his time behind bars will provide his victims with some comfort that justice has now been served.”
Summing up, Judge Michael Fanning described the attacks as “brutal and random”.
Waterman has been sentenced to five years in prison.