Leeds mother and tot in attack ordeal

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A jealous thug who wrapped a wire around a toddler’s neck as he used terrifying violence in an attack on her mother has been jailed for three years.

A court heard James Greenall’s former partner was left wheelchair-bound from her injuries after she jumped out of an upstairs window to escape him.

Greenall repeatedly kicked and punched the mother during the attack at her home in Bramley, Leeds, and then wrapped a TV cable around her neck and pulled it tight as she cowered on her bed with her three-year-old child.

Leeds Crown Court heard the wire also got tangled around the toddler’s neck during the attack.

Greenall briefly halted the attack and told the mum she had five seconds to put her child back to bed before he was going to kill her.

Earlier in the attack Greenall had broken her arm and he told her “I don’t care” when she showed him the injury.

Gerald Hendron, prosecuting, said she believed she was about to be killed and jumped 12ft from an upstairs window.

She reached a neighbour’s house and they called the emergency services. The mum suffered fractures to both heels and a spinal injury as a result.

Other injuries included a fractured arm, fractured hand, two black eyes and she was left with a footprint on her face from where Greenall had stamped on her.

She had to spend time in a wheelchair after the attack because her injuries were so serious.

The court heard Greenall, 21, was seven years younger than the woman and had carried out

Suzanne Robinson, Yorkshire & Humber Senior Partner at EY

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