A man who gave his partner a black eye and slashed her arm with a kitchen knife has been jailed.
Preston Crown Court heard the incident came just six months after Paul Davies had received a community order for a similar attack on his partner.
Paul Davies was sentenced to 36 weeks in jail by a judge who was told Davies had a drink problem.
The 53-year-old, of Raikes Parade, Blackpool, had admitted an assault occasioning actual bodily harm upon the woman.
Paul Cummings, prosecuting, said she returned home one afternoon in June to find Davies drinking with friends and neighbours.
They argued because she did not want other people there while her dog was unwell. The defendant asked the others to leave.
When they were alone, Davies punched her to the face three times, causing a swollen left eye.
He made threats to kill her and picked up a kitchen knife. She did not think he would use the knife, but he lashed out with it, cutting her forearm.
The woman went and reported the incident to police. She had been in a 14-month-long relationship with the defendant. Last November Davies was given a community order for a common assault that had also involved him threatening her with a knife.
Waheed Oran-barber, defending, said Davies accepted that an immediate prison sentence was likely.
He had a limited recollection of what happened in the latest offence, due to drink.
“On many occasions he has indicated that if he can bring his drinking under control much of his life would become stable.
“He has now tasted custody for the first time and it has had a sobering effect on him. He is determined to stay off alcohol.”