A jealous thug accuses his sleeping ex-girlfriend of going to his phone after a party and cheating on him.
Thomas Hughes, 31, and his former partner were at the same party when he decided to go to bed because she was tired.
After a while, she woke up looking up at him before she claimed she was sending a message to someone else. Manchester Crown Court سنا.
Hughes, of Blackley.Then they grabbed him by the neck and started punching him repeatedly on the face and body.
During the attack, he begged her to stop and eventually allowed her to leave the house.
However, he tracked her down and pulled her over, asking her to sit in the car with him.
He then put a bottle of water on her head and even said he would lock her up.
The woman, then 20, was left with a broken nose, a broken eye socket and bruises on her face and body.
Hughes pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced today to 20 months in prison.
Prosecuting, Harriet Levine told the court that the couple met through mutual friends in September 2019 and began dating around Christmas time.
However, he ended the relationship in April 2020 when he found out he was talking to another girl.
Despite deleting and blocking it from their social media accounts, they remained in touch until they met again about a month later.
“Then they went back to her house and while they were there, they started arguing and she told him she was leaving. Then she pushed her TV which frightened her because she I had never seen him angry before.
He pushed the TV twice more, and with the blood on his hand, he leaned over it and said: “Is that what you wanted?” “
He apologized the next day and added: “You bring out the worst in me.”
A week later, on May 28, there was a party at Hughes’ house, where many friends, including his ex, were attending and drinking.
Around 5 a.m., most of the friends had left and the woman decided to go to bed because she was tired.
“He put his phone on charge and was asleep when he was woken up when the defendant was standing with his right hand,” Ms. Lawon added.
He said: ‘You’re texting Peter, I’ve seen your phone.’
Despite protesting against him, he put his hand around his neck and called him a ‘liar’.
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Hughes then grabbed her by the hair as she stood up and dragged her to the ground where she savagely attacked.
He said to her: “I’m sorry, please stop”, and finally he told her to get out, and she ran to her house.
Hughes then pulled her over and asked her to get in the car, then went to a premiere shop and bought two large bottles of water and locked them in the car.
He then poured a bottle of water on her and told her to take him to the lock-up instead of taking her home.
Over the next few days, he repeatedly called the woman and sent her emails apologizing and saying that he had let the anger subside.
He was taken to hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and orbital fracture. She was also left with a bald patch from which Hughes tore the flags of her hair.
In a personal statement, the victim said: “Your boyfriend doesn’t hurt you, you don’t expect someone who loves you to hurt you.
“My father always protected me and I always hoped other men would protect me too.
People tried to warn me, but I never thought it would happen to ordinary people like me.
He added that he always joked that he was three times his size, and when he hit him, it was as if three people had hit him.
Hughes is said to have received four previous sentences, including battery offenses against his ex-girlfriend.
In a nutshell, Michael Hatton QC said: “It was a very bad part of domestic violence and a long piece of violence against his partner.
“Hopefully he can continue to change and behave properly.”
“It was the unreasonable jealousy of your former partner,” said Manchester Record Judge Nicholas Dan QC.
“You pose a threat to women in relationships.”
Hughes of Langside Avenue was jailed for 20 months and sentenced to indefinite detention.
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