A violent thug who pursued his frightened mother from Poland to Shirebrook has been jailed for 26 weeks after he breached a restraining order and attacked her.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, November 19, how Tomasz Borowicki, 37, of Coronation Drive, Shirebrook, repeatedly verbally abused his mother and stepsister before he assaulted his mother at her home.
Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “The defendant’s 63-year-old mother describes a history of domestic violence at the hands of Borowicki in Poland and this led to her fleeing Poland in October last year.
“When she arrived in this country she worked at Sports Direct and after a while the defendant found out where she lived and turned up at her address in Shirebrook.
“He promised to stop his drinking because it’s clear from his mother’s statement that when he is in drink violence flows.”
Mrs Allsop claimed that Borowicki threw a mug at his mother, threw her out of her home and after she moved address he found her and provoked rows and was violent.
Borowicki later became abusive to his stepsister and her child at the property, according to Mrs Allsop, after he had lost his job.
The defendant was made the subject of a restraining order in September but he breached that in October when his mother was away and he moved back to the address and abused his stepsister.
The court heard how during an incident on November 17, Borowicki’s stepsister said he would torch and kill them all.
Borowicki’s mother then tried to stop him from following her to her granddaughter’s bedroom, according to Mrs Allsop, and he grabbed her by the arms and she suffered bruising.
Mrs Allsop added: “The stepdaughter provided a statement describing the defendant as making a comment that he would cut up the child and that he shouted that he would ‘kill you whores’.
“A family friend was at the house and she said Borowicki was picking on his mother and stepsister and said he would burn the house down.”
Following Borowicki’s arrest, he told police he had breached the restraining order in November because he had been homeless.
He pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother and to breaching the restraining order for the second time.
Defence solicitor Kevin Tomlinson said: “He had been living in a shared house owned by someone connected to Sports Direct but because he had no regular income he was asked to leave.
“So for three days he was sleeping on the streets and was at his wits’ end and breached his restraining order by going to his mother’s.
“He admits grabbing his mother by her arm and the injuries of themselves are minor but plainly the commission of the assault also breached the restraining order.”
Mr Tomlinson added that Borowicki has been served with a notice indicating that the Home Office is considering deporting him.
Magistrates sentenced Borowicki, who has previous convictions in Poland and the UK, to 26 weeks of custody and his restraining order was varied to operate indefinitely until further notice.
Borowicki was also ordered to pay a £180 courts charge and an £80 victim surcharge.