Man hit girlfriend and let down car tyres in row over trip with friends

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A VIOLENT boyfriend stopped his girlfriend from going on a trip with friends by letting her car tyres down then attacked her when she did go out.

Allan Jackson told the woman she couldn’t go away and then turned to violence when she went to meet friends, Durham Crown Court heard.

Sean Dryden, prosecuting, said: “After he let the tyres down, she arranged to be picked up. Jackson followed her to a car park in Sherburn. He struck a single blow to the left side of her face, which caused temporary loss of hearing and needed hospital treatment. The woman’s mother later spoke to him about what had happened.

“He told her she would have no daughter left because he would find her and kill her.”

Jackson, 26, of Goodyear Crescent, Sherburn Road Estate, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and making threats to kill, on August 23.

The court heard he has previous convictions for violence.

Alex Burns, defending, said: “When Mr Jackson approached his partner in the car park he intended to hug her, not hit her. He over-reacted to the situation, lost his temper, and struck her a single blow.

“This relationship is now at an end, so there is unlikely to be any repeat of this behaviour.”

The Recorder, Mr Jeremy Hill Baker, sentenced Jackson to 15 months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered him to take a building better relationships probation course.

Jackson was made the subject of an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting his victim.