Drunk Daniel Austin knocked out his partner
A DRUNKEN boyfriend has been jailed after subjecting his partner to a vicious attack in which he kicked out her teeth and 'fractured' her face.
Daniel Austin launched the unprovoked assault on Deborah Forrester in her home.
The 32-year-old had accused his partner of cheating on him in the past and although police were called no complaints were ever made, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.
But on July 20 the couple were at Miss Forrester's Smallthorne home with Austin's younger brother when, for no apparent reason, the defendant suddenly subjected her to the brutal ordeal.
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Prosecutor Heather Chamberlin said: "He grabbed hold of her around the throat and punched her around her head, face and body until she was rendered unconscious.
"The next thing she can recall is waking up in bed with bed sheets over her."
Austin told his mother he had assaulted Miss Forrester and she went back to her house.
"His mother tried to get Deborah in a car to get her away," Miss Chamberlin said.
"But before she was able to drive away the defendant started to assault her again. He throttled and punched her."
Austin's mother went to get her daughter and together they were able to get Miss Forrester into a neighbour's house.
The victim was later taken to hospital.
Her injuries included fractures to her face, her left sinus and eye socket, a build up of blood in the front of her brain, severe swelling and bruising all over her body including a bruise to her abdomen shaped like a footprint, and black eyes described as 'panda eyes'. She also had two teeth knocked out.
However, the court was told she did not need surgery.
Austin, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Anis Ali, mitigating, said it was Austin's first conviction for a violent offence.
But he conceded it was an unwarranted attack.
"It was an act of violence committed when under the influence of a large quantity of alcohol combined with anti-depressants," Mr Ali said.
He added the relationship has now ended.
Jailing Austin for 32 months, Judge Granville Styler said: "You gave this woman a serious beating in her own home when you were drunk and you profess not to remember very much about it.
"You clearly used your shod feet to kick and stamp. It was a very persistent attack.
"Even when your mother tried to take her to hospital you resumed your attack. It was a vicious attack on a defenceless woman."