A man has been jailed after carrying out a string of assaults on a woman and threatening to kill her.
Grzegorz Dytrych, 36, punched the woman in the face and hit her with a metal pole during separate attacks.
He also followed her to different locations over an eight-day period, despite the woman having a restraining order against him.
When his victim pointed this out and pleaded with him to leave her alone, Dytrych threatened to ‘smash her head’, if she called the police.
Dytrych breached the restraining order on 28 May 2021 by loitering outside the woman’s house and punching her in the face when she came outside, and telling her ‘I will kill you, I swear’.
He then continued to intimidate his victim on 30 May 2021 by confronting her and a friend while they shopped in Radford Road, Hyson Green, and giving a sinister warning by saying ‘I will burn you, you will be dead’.
On 2 June 2021, Dytrych carried on the ordeal by appearing suddenly and attacking the 37-year-old woman with a metal pole before then running away.
He was then arrested after the woman returned home to find that he had damaged her front door and the window of her house.
Dytrych, of Randal Gardens, Hyson Green, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (4 March 2022), having pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, four counts of harassment and breaching of a restraining order, as well as charges of making threats and criminal damage.
He was sentenced to five years in prison and handed a renewed restraining order.
Detective Constable Tracey Brock, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Dytrych subjected his victim to what must have been an extremely scary ordeal over several days.
“Thankfully, the woman wasn’t seriously hurt following any of these dangerous attacks, which could quite easily have resulted in further violence and injury.
“By making a series of chilling threats and randomly appearing at different locations to confront her for no reason, it is clear that Dytrych went out of his way to try to intimidate the woman.
“He also showed a complete disregard and a lack of respect to the courts by knowingly breaching his pre-existing restraining order, with the intention of committing these violent attacks.
“We are delighted to see that justice has now been served and Dytrych has been put behind bars for a long period of time.”