Madeley dad Steven Edge threatened to torture partner
DAD Steven Edge has been jailed for a second time for assaulting his girlfriend.
The 30-year-old, of Izaak Walton Way, Madeley, was handed a 12-month sentence after pleading guilty to attacking Kirsty Follett and breaching a restraining order.
It is the second time Edge has been jailed for assaulting his partner.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard that Edge had also threatened to tie her up with a skipping rope in order to torture her along with telling his partner he would 'blow up' her home.
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But Judge Granville Styler declined to impose a fresh restraining order after it was claimed Miss Follett had previously visited Edge in prison and had become pregnant with his child while the original restriction was in place.
Jason Holt, defending, said: "As soon as he was released from the sentence he was approached by Miss Follett to resume the relationship.
"It is right to say she acknowledged there were problems when she realised he had returned to drugs.
" That is what caused them to fall out.
"The breach of the restraining order is at the lowest end as she's continued to let him live at her home and work on resuming the relationship."
The court was told that on July 27, an argument broke out between the pair over Edge's drug use.
He then went to leave the family home with the couple's baby.
David Bennett, prosecuting, said: "He pushed the pushchair against her legs before grabbing her by the throat.
"She was left with a sore jaw following the incident."
Edge was later spotted climbing a set of ladders outside the house and police were called.
In a subsequent interview with officers, Edge was found to have a small amount of heroin hidden in his mouth.
After being released on bail, Edge then returned to Miss Follett's home on July 31 and convinced her to drop the charges.
Mr Bennett added: "He returned there until August 3. That morning they argued over a bank card and he grabbed her by her clothing and also threw some keys at her.
"At 1.30am the next morning he then appeared at the back door with a large piece of concrete.
"He slapped her across the face and grabbed a skipping rope and said he would tie her up and torture her.
"He calmed down when he heard the baby cry."
Then, on August 5, Edge threatened to "blow up the house" and it was noted the telephone line outside the property had been cut.
Judge Granville Styler told Edge: "You breached a restraining order and on three occasions assaulted the same person in an unpleasant manner."