A man who punched and bit his partner during a drunken attack at her Whitehaven home has been given an eight-month jail term.
Jordan Malcolm Dobson, 29, went to his girlfriend’s address on 2nd December despite being subject to a lengthy restraining order which bans him from even entering her street. This was imposed after previous criminal conduct towards her.
Dobson had met the woman while he walked his dog and she returned to her property after a night out.
She initially went to bed. But after she got up to have a cigarette, Dobson grabbed her and began punching her to the face, causing her to fall to the ground. He continued punching his partner and then bit her finger as she tried to push him away.
Dobson admitted actual bodily harm assault and breaching the restraining order. Carlisle Crown Court was told today he didn’t recall that attack having had a lot to drink that evening.
His barrister, Judith McCullough, said background reports had been produced by experts. Miss McCullough stated it was plain Dobson, previously of Greenthwaite, Cleator Moor, must address his alcohol misuse and he recognised total abstinence was “the only way forward”.
“He is very sorry and ashamed for the harm, both physical and psychological, that he has caused,” she added.
Recorder Neville Biddle, who heard Dobson had since been recalled to prison on licence as part of a previous sentence imposed for offending against his partner, gave him an eight-month prison sentence.
“I can only hope you will accept that this court has been lenient with you,” said the judge, who added: “Abstinence is the only way for you now.”