A FATHER will be spending Christmas in prison after viciously attacking his former girlfriend.
Aaron Smith, 23, punched his ex in the face, dragged her to the floor and kicked her in the back and shoulders.
Smith, of Lytham Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman when he turned up at her house on December 17.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment and put on a three year restraining order banning him from contacting his ex or entering her road by Blackpool magistrates.
Tracy Yates, prosecuting, told magistrates the defendant had used violence towards his ex-girlfriend during their two year relationship.
Steven Townley, defending, said Smith was at his ex’s with her permission and there was no new boyfriend with her.
Mr Townley claimed there was a party after which Smith fell asleep and assaulted the woman when she woke him.