A RHYL man beat up his partner just six weeks after he had been given a suspended sentence for doing exactly the same thing.
In June, Mold Crown Court heard how the victim was standing by Ben Rogers despite a four hour ordeal when she was subjected to a sustained attack.
But in August he beat her so badly that when she escaped and ran for help, a neighbour thought she must have been involved in a car crash.
Her face was swollen and covered in blood and when told she had been attacked, he later described her as being “beaten to a pulp”.
Victim Denise Birchall refused to make a complaint against Rogers but he went to the local police station and handed himself in.
Judge Niclas Parry jailed him for four months after he admitted a charge of common assault .
The judge imposed a consecutive 12 month sentence after he admitted breaching his suspended sentence, making 16 months in all.
Prosecuting barrister Nicholas Williams told how the couple were living with friends at Llewellyn Court in Rhyl and on the night of the attack were babysitting the friend’s children.
Police were called to a report of a domestic dispute, she had an injury and claimed that she had walked into a door while drunk, and they left.
But she had been assaulted when the defendant grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor, and kicked her to the face.
He left and later telephoned her and said that “she deserved to be beaten up".
She went to bed but when he returned he lost control, he punched her to the face while she was lying on the bed, he dragged her to the floor and punched and kicked her to the face several times.
Mold Crown Court heard how the defendant and Denise Birchall had been in a relationship for about a year and got engaged last October.
Anna Pope, defending, said it was accepted that it was a very serious matter aggravated by the fact that he was on a suspended sentence for an earlier assault at the time.
He had been placed on an anger management course by the court on the last occasion but he not been given an appointment.
The previous order had not had time to bite, she said.