A man carried out a sustained attack on his partner after accusing her of flirting with friends, a court heard.
Ryan Broxup allegedly hit her on the head with an object before stamping on her head a number of times.
After managing to flee outside, a taxi driver stopped for her and took her to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s A & E department, where she disclosed that her partner had been violent to her.
Broxup, 40, of Adelaide Street, central Blackpool, had pleaded guilty to an offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Hanifa Patel, prosecuting at Preston Crown Court, said the woman appeared to have head injuries.
The victim said Broxup had been out drinking that day.
When he returned he accused her of flirting with a male friend of hers, which she denied.
It was claimed that a sustained assault then took place. Broxup was said to have struck the woman on the head with an object before stamping on her head a number of times, after she fell to the ground.
It was suggested that he continually kicked her to the back while she was on the ground and that when she spoke of needing an ambulance he said: “You’ll get it again in two minutes”.
After getting outside a taxi driver stopped for her and took her to the hospital. Broxup later alleged to police that she had come at him with a hammer, so he had tried to defend himself.
Chris Hudson, defending, said his client had been recalled to prison to serve the outstanding term from a burglary sentence.
He was only due for release in March next year.
There were differing accounts between the defendant and the woman about what happened during the assault.
He suggested: “The photographs don’t substantiate the claim of repeated stamping and kicking.”
Mr Hudson acknowledged that Broxup had a “terrible record”.
The defendant claimed he had gone out that day to get drugs for them both and that a row arose when he went home without them.
He claimed the woman had gone on to attack him with a hammer.
He accepts she ended up with pretty nasty injuries.
Broxup was given a sentence of 12 months prison.