A NEWSOME man who grabbed his girlfriend by the throat then threw her against a wall breaking her jaw, has been jailed for nearly five years.
Marcus Osbourne, 24, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday charged with grievous bodily harm with intent on August 31 last year.
Prosecutor Katherine Robertson said the defendant was in a relationship with Chloe Jervis at the time.
She said the attack started when they were in bed at her Dalton home.
Ms Robertson told the court: “They had been drinking at a pub and returned home.
“They went to bed and he asked who she was texting.
“He snatched the phone from her and pushed her backwards.
“By this point they were out of bed and he came towards her and punched her in the face.
“He then kicked her and she curled up in a ball.
“She was in pain and told him to stop.”
But the court heard the attack continued and he prevented her from leaving the room.
She said: “He grabbed her by the throat and at one point she was gasping for breath.”
And when she told him the relationship was over he grabbed her by her hair and threw her into a wall.
The attack only ended later when he allowed them to take a taxi to her mum’s house.
The court heard Ms Jervis broke her jaw in three places and had to have an operation and a metal plate inserted. She also had a tooth removed and had bruising to her arms and legs and carpet burns on her knees.
Mark Brooks, defending, said Osbourne had ‘little or no emotional intelligence’ but accepted responsibility for his behaviour.
Judge Rodney Jameson QC said: “This was a sustained attack on your then partner.
“The consequences of this were such that she required an operation on her jaw which was broken in three places.”
He said the attack was aggravated by his previous conviction for battery in a domestic violence setting and robbery.
He sentenced Osbourne to four years and 10 months in prison.