A man has been jailed for 12 months after a vicious assault on the mother of his children.
And part of the attack was witnessed by one of the youngsters, who became upset and said: “Daddy don’t hit mummy.”
Jason Richard Cooke had been drinking throughout the afternoon of August 8 and became angry when he saw Charlene Johnson texting on her phone.
Andrew Horton prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court the couple had been in a relationship for 14 years and had five children.
His partner said it had been volatile between them and the police had been called on previous occasions to the house in Castle Avenue, Newsome.
When Cooke began calling his partner names she moved into the living room knowing it was best to avoid him but he followed and started punching her to the top of her head. She was crying and tried to push him away but he punched her again causing to fall over the settee on to the floor where he continued hitting her.
His victim feared she was going to die when he began squeezing her throat and was terrified but managed to push him off. When she got up he struck her with a drinking glass to her head.
She went and sat on the stairs and he followed her with a small vase in his hand which was broken and sharp threatening to slit her throat.
Mr Horton told the court she felt as though she was “fighting for her life”. She managed to knock the vase out of his hand and that was when he appeared to realise what was happening.
He sat down and asked her why she was crying. When she said she was bleeding from injuries he told her he was going to go to sleep.
Imran Khan representing Cooke said he had started drinking because of problems with debts. He was extremely sorry for what had happened.
“He realises this incident has changed the rest of his life.” He knew the relationship would not continue and “it is a bitter pill he has had to swallow.” He had arranged on release to live at a friend’s home.
Cooke, 31, of Armitage Road, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield admitted the assault and was jailed for 12 months.
Recorder Toby Hedworth told him there had to be an immediate jail sentence: “On August 8 this year there was regrettably yet a further violent incident concerning yourself and your long-term partner, as she then was.”
“On this occasion while in drink you subjected her to a continuing violent assault causing her a number of cuts as a result.”