Thug stamped on girlfriend’s face

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A paranoid boyfriend stamped on his girlfriend’s face leaving her hospitalised for six days.

Keith Elliott, 22, of Clare Street, Blackpool, held his head in his hands in the dock at Preston Crown Court, as he was jailed for a year by Recorder Richard Pearce.

He started punching her hard to the face. While on the floor and trying to cover herself he stamped on her face

The Recorder told him: “I have seen photos that confirm her injuries. She was in hospital for six days.

“She is left in a position where she’s frankly scared what will happen on your release from prison.”

Lisa Worsley, prosecuting, said the victim was in a relationship with Elliott, who had admitted assault, for three and a half months.

Before the attack the pair had been drinking brandy, whisky and lager since 10am and had gone out at 2pm on August 21 to continue drinking.

She said: “Sometime after midnight she and he were both intoxicated and left a nightclub to head towards her brothers’.

“They were arguing as they walked along. He was getting paranoid about her telling other people he had previously assaulted her.

“He started punching her hard to the face. While on the floor and trying to cover herself he stamped on her face.

“She was shouting ‘stop’ but he continued to kick her to the body and head.

“At one point she recalls him raising his foot above her head and stamping on her head with the side of his shoe.”

The court heard the victim managed to get to her brother’s home and was admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

She had blood and fluid tests, X-rays, a CT scan, a blood transfusion and was placed on a drip.

Ms Worsley added: “In her victim impact statement she refers to the unprovoked attack, the six days in hospital, scans, test and procedures. She was diagnosed with concussion, and sever bruising, She reports being sad, scared and depressed and was in considerable pain.”

Elliott handed himself in three days after the attack after turning up at an ex girlfriend’s house and admitting the attack.

The court heard in interview he claimed they had split up but had agreed to meet for meal and drinks, and claimed she had attacked him after being made to leave a club.

Waheed Omran-Baber, defending, said he had “gained an understanding” of his behaviour, adding: “ He is the author of his own misfortunes by excessive drinking.”