A father started a punch up on his daughter’s birthday – two years in a row.
Janusz Siemieniuk punched his partner as they celebrated the girl’s birthday, before attacking the woman’s father at exactly a year later.
The court heard that the woman did not report her assault until after her father was injured by Siemieniuk.
Fiscal depute Rebecca Kynaston said: “The accused and the complainer are long-term partners and have a seven-year-old daughter.
“In 2015 the accused, complainer and their family and friends were celebrating the birthday of the accused’s daughter.
“The accused and complainer entered into an argument and the accused punched her in the head, knocking her to the ground.
“The complainer did not report the matter to the police at the time as she was scared of the repercussions.”
Mrs Kynaston said a year and a day later they were again celebrating their daughter’s birthday when the second assault took place.
Following a party Siemieniuk had been drinking with his partner’s father when an altercation began and Siemieniuk punched the man, leaving him with two black eyes.
Solicitor Mike Tavendale said both arguments had arisen as the woman’s father believed Siemieniuk to be a thief.
Siemieniuk, of Adamson Court, Dundee, had previously admitted assaulting Elwira Melcher at an address in Rattray in March 2015 and to assaulting Boguslaw Melcher at the same address in 2016.
Sheriff Fiona Tait ordered the 30-year-old to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.