A DRUNKEN thug who terrorised his former partner by repeatedly attacking her in outbursts of ‘insane jealously’ has been jailed.
Plumber Kieron Brown, 38, launched a campaign of violence against the mother-of-two because he couldn’t stand her being attractive to other people, Burnley Crown Court heard.
At first, she was too scared to give a statement to police, protected him and was left living in fear.
Brown strangled the victim, dragged her to the floor, knelt on her head and hit her with her stiletto, pinned her to a wall and subjected her to verbal abuse, calling her ‘pathetic’. He accused the victim of cheating on him and sank his teeth into her hand.
The defendant also scared her daughter by contacting the garage where she worked and, the young woman was to tell the police, threatened to ‘do us all in’.The court was told the probation service thought Brown, from Burnley, was at risk of eventually causing really serious harm.
Brown, of no fixed address, admitted three counts of assault causing actual bodily harm, one of common assault and an allegation of harassment. The offences took place between October 27, 2012 and about last August.
Prosecutor Robert Elias said Brown carried out a series of assaults, usually in drink and because he was jealous. Joanna Rodikis, for Brown, said he accepted full responsibility for his terrible behaviour and expressed remorse and regret.
She said: “When he has been drinking to excess, he loses all common sense. He is jealous and he is possessive and that causeshim to over-react and behave very badly.”
Miss Rodikis said Brown was due to become a mentor in prison, teaching maths and English.
Sentencing him to 27 months in prison, Recorder Roderick Carus, QC, told the defendant, who had a previous conviction for grievous bodily harm: “You have an established record, in my view, which suggests you have a violent disposition. It’s a sad fact to see that you are, in many respects, a good man.”
Recorder Carus said there had been an explosion of violence and Brown treated the victim with contempt. He added: “She was weaker than you and so she could be humiliated.”