'It was done to humiliate and scold her': Leeds dad subjected his partner to prolonged violence in front of their children for not cleaning up spilt water

A dad subjected the mother of his two children to 'humiliating' violence for not cleaning up water spilt from the floor of their family home in Leeds.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 11:45 am

Adam Ibrahim choked the woman and repeatedly struck her across the face during the prolonged attack just eight weeks after she had given birth.

Ibrahim was jailed for 14 months over the cowardly attack on his long-term partner at their home in Bramley on October 9 this year.

Leeds Crown Court heard the couple had been together for 14 years and had a two-year-old-child and a two-month-old baby at the time of the incident.

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Joseph Bell, prosecuting, said the 31-year-old flew into a rage because the woman did not immediately clean up some water which had been spilt on the floor.

Ibrahim pushed the woman into the kitchen and pinned her against the conservatory door, causing her arms to bruise.

The defendant continued to shout at her and repeatedly poked her forehead.

He took her mobile phone from her and ordered her to go upstairs.

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Ibrahim became furious again when he heard his partner talking on the phone.

He grabbed her by the throat and pinned her to the wall, causing her to bang her head.

The defendant gripped the victim's throat for up to a minute at a time during a second attack.

Mr Bell said the woman thought Ibrahim was going to kill her as she struggled to breathe.

The court heard the woman went downstairs to do some housework in an attempt to pacify her partner.

Ibrahim ordered her to go back upstairs where he slapped her six times with his palm and the back of his hand.

She suffered cuts and bruises to her face and lips.

The couple's eldest daughter cried during the assault but Ibrahim refused to let the mum go to comfort the child.

He threatened to leave the property with the children and said he would kill himself.

The victim managed to ring her mother again to tell her about the attack and police were contacted.

Officers arrested Ibrhaim at the house on Somerdale Close at 2am.

Mr Bell said the victim was vulnerable because she had recently given birth and also suffers from fibromyalgia

Ibrahim pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He said: "There can be no excuse for him behaving in the way that he did."

Mr Barton said Ibrahim has suffered with mental health issues in the past.

The barrister said his client accepted that the relationship with the woman is now over and he would be going to live with his mother in London when he is released from custody.

A probation service report assessed Ibrahim as posing a high risk of harm to the woman in the future despite the relationship being at an end.

Sentencing, Judge Robin Mairs: "Eight weeks before this incident she had given birth to your daughter.

"You took exception to the fact that she had not cleaned up a spillage.

"I am quite satisfied that it was done to humiliate and scold her.

"This was a deliberate attack on your partner.

"She was vulnerable because of her physical condition and vulnerable because only eight weeks prior to this she gave birth to your child,

"You sought to humiliate her and you had complete and utter disregard for the welfare of the children as you did so."