Man who attacked girlfriend at her Long Sutton flat is jailed after admittiing assault occasioning actual bodily harm
A man who attacked his partner at her flat in Long Sutton left her terrified that she was going to die, a court has heard today (Monday).
Jordan Simpson, of no fixed address, had been in a relationship for only a few weeks when he attacked his girlfriend on June 29 at her flat in the town.
During a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court, Simpson admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident, along with charges of assault by beating and damaging property as a result of an earlier incident.
He also admitted breach of a conditional discharge imposed for an assault on a previous partner.
Simpson was jailed for a total of 15 months and given a five-year restraining order banning him from contacting the woman.
Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident in June began moments after Simpson had returned to the flat where he was living with his partner at the time.
Miss Pritchard said: "They argued and during that argument he punched her several times to the face.
"He then grabbed her around the throat and squeezed her with one hand while punching her with the other.
"She started to black out and although she tried to stop him by pushing him away, she was struggling to breathe.
"The woman thought she was going to die and she believed that Simpson wouldn't stop until she was dead.
"She thought that if she called the police he would finish her off."
The incident ended when Simpson left the flat, with Miss Pritchard adding that the attack happened just a couple of weeks after an earlier incident when he assaulted the woman.
"He picked her up and threw her towards the ceiling, causing her to hit her head against a light fitting which smashed," Miss Pritchard said.
"He then walked over to the wardrobe and slammed that shut, causing the mirror to smash."
Simpson apologised and then left after being ordered out of the flat by the woman.
Miss Pritchard said: "They had been in a relationship for about two months before these events.
"Initially, things were good and he was living with her.
"But the relationship deteriorated, particularly when he had been drinking."
David Eager, mitigating, said that Simpson had a drink problem and has undergone a detoxification programme since being remanded in custody following his arrest at the end of June.
"He recognizes that his behaviour was appalling," Mr Eager said.