In profile: A violent husband

SPURNED by his wife, Mariusz Lipinski was an embittered man.

Colin Adwent

SPURNED by his wife, Mariusz Lipinski was an embittered man.

Unable to contain his temper while in one of his frequent alcohol-fuelled hazes, he and his rages were no strangers to the police.

Although said to be polite and well-mannered by some, others found him a surly, disconcerting character.

Lipinski's fondness for vodka and inability to speak English particularly well heightened his sense of frustration and magnified his brooding demeanour for many of those who came across him.

The frequent domestic disputes with his wife of 15 years, Malgorzata Lipinska, were a feature of their rocky relationship, particularly over the past 18 months.

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Lipinski was charged with common assault on the mother-of-two on February 25 last year at the flat they shared in Siloam Place, a relatively new road between Fore Hamlet and Duke Street.

After pleading guilty he was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay �100 by the court.

Five months later police were called to another argument at the couple's home on July 20, although it is unclear whether the case was ever pursued.

In October last year Lipinski was arrested for drink driving and assaulting Mrs Lipinska.

When the case came to court in February this year Ipswich magistrates heard Lipinski had told his wife she would die if she would not have him back.

Prosecutor Andrea Reynolds told the court: “He said he would kill her if she did not go back to him.”

Lipinski admitted assaulting Mrs Lipinska, and driving his car while three times the legal drink limit.

He had arranged for his wife to meet him at Tacket Street car park in Ipswich so that he could give her a laptop to contact her family in Poland.

A drunken Lipinski arrived in his Audi A6. He pulled up beside his wife, opened the door and yanked her into the car by her neck.

The court then heard how he held her by the neck and hair.

Two passers-by rescued Mrs Lipinska after hearing her screaming “help me”.

Lipinski was jailed at his sentencing in March for four weeks for common assault and four weeks for drink driving. He was also disqualified from driving for 28 months.

However, two weeks before his sentencing, Lipinski was in trouble again when he breached a conditional discharge on February 25. He was found guilty, the order was revoked for the original offence and he was resentenced.

He was given an eight-week prison term.

Police then arrested the Polish national on April 11 after they were called to Mrs Lipinska's second floor flat in Duke Street at 7.45am.

She had only just moved to the apartment block, which is less than 300 metres from the home she shared with Lipinski in Siloam Place.

When officers arrived Mrs Lipinska told them her husband had grabbed her and shaken her.

She also told them that two days earlier he had threatened to kill her.

Lipinski was arrested for common assault.

When he appeared in court he was remanded in custody, before being bailed to a hostel in Newmarket on April 24.

He was also ordered not to contact Mrs Lipinska.

Lipinski was arrested once more on May 3 in Duke Street for breaching his bail conditions when he was found outside his estranged wife's flat.

In a tragic irony, he was also due before Ipswich magistrates yesterday for possession of a bladed article after allegedly sharpening a seven-inch knife on the kerb in Upper Barclay Street, off Upper Orwell Street.

He was subsequently arrested in Woolworth's car park in Tacket Street.