A DAD is behind bars today after smashing his girlfriend’s head against a wall when she confronted him about asking a 15-year-old girl to go out for a drink, a court heard.
Lee Robson, of Sunderland, attacked the woman as she hurried to get their eight-month-old daughter out of her Whitburn flat and away from him.
His victim got a message on social network site Facebook from a 15-year-old who asked her to stop Robson from sending her messages asking to go out for a drink.
When she told the 25-year-old, he denied it and grabbed her around the throat.
Then as she tried to get their child and leave, he banged her head against the wall.
Robson, of Gladstone Court, Roker, admitted assault at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Keith Laidlaw, prosecuting, said: “They have been together for four years and have a daughter.
“They don’t live together but he had been staying at her home.
“She said her feelings changed last year and she realised she didn’t want him in her life but she was terrified of him.
“When she challenged him about this message, he denied it and grabbed her by the throat.
“She managed to shove him off and call 999.
“As she tried to get her daughter, he grabbed her by the throat again and banged her head against a wall.”
The woman said when she eventually got out of the house, Robson was standing in the doorway with a kitchen knife in his hands.
The court heard Robson has previous convictions for domestic violence.
Robson was jailed for four and a half months for the assault,
Another 45 days were added to his sentence, to run consecutively, because he has not been paying fines that he owes the court.
District Judge Caroline Goulborn said: “You get some credit for pleading guilty but not as much as you would have done if you’d been man enough to do it immediately.
“Your record shows a history of domestic violence and there was a child present in this instance.
“You have also failed to comply with previous court orders and have not paid any of your fines.
“Custody is the only option.”
Robson was also slapped with a restraining order, banning him from contacting his ex or going to her street.