Gainsborough: Man stamped on his partner and bit her face as she held one-year-old baby

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A man stamped on his partner and bit her face after attacking her as she held a 12 month old baby, a court was told.

Jon Patchett carried out the attack on Dawn Shackleton after she asked him to leave the home their shared in Gainsborough.

Sarah Knight, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Patchett shouted abuse at Ms Shackleton before punching her to the right side of her face.

Miss Knight said “The complainant went to the floor still holding the child.

“She was focussing on shielding the child.

“There were further blows. The defendant got hold of her hair.

“He bit her and then kicked her.

“All the while she was holding on to the one year old. The defendant then stamped on her arm.”

Police were alerted by a neighbour but when Patchett discovered that officers were on their way he became verbally aggressive and abusive.

Ms Shackleton was taken to hospital where she was found to have a bite mark to her cheek, swelling to her face, a headache and a sore right arm where was so stamped on.

Miss Knight told the court that following the assault the victim left Gainsborough to live in a refuge and has since moved in with a relative.

Patchett,29 , now of Lock Row, Torksey Lock, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm on August 23.

He also admitted common assault following an incident the previous day when he threw a child’s toy car at Ms Shackleton.

The item struck her and then bounced off and smashed the television.

He was jailed for 18 months and given a three year restraining order banning him from contacting Dawn Shackleton.

Judge Michael Heath, passing sentence, told Patchett “It is clear that this assault has had a marked effect on her.

“She felt she had to move away from the area and she went into a refuge.”

Sunil Khanna, defending, said Patchett recognised that he has problems and has sought help with anger management.

He said Patchett simply snapped after being asked to leave.