Leeds dad bit his ex-partner as she was holding child, started fire in garden and took away kids' climbing frame during spree of violence

A thug bit his ex partner's face as she was holding their child, started a fire in her garden and took away a climbing frame during a spree of violent offences.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:45 am

Jack Hill was locked up for 18 months after pleading guilty to arson, criminal damage and violent offences which were all linked to the break-up with the mother of his two children.

Leeds Crown Court heard Hill and the victim split up in December 2019 and have a child together.

In December of that year Hill entered the woman's home in Belle Isle as she was asleep.

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Jack Hill was jailed for 18 months for assaulting his former partner.

He helped himself to her gin, stole some speakers and took £10 from her purse.

The woman got up the next morning to find Hill on the sofa.

The 23-year-old defendant damaged a television when the woman threatened to call police.

He then bit the woman on the face as she was in the kitchen holding one of the children.

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He became angry when the mum refused to let him inside the property.

Moments later one of the children said: "Look Mummy, the garden is on fire".

Nicoleta Alistari, prosecuting, said Hill had set fire to a garden table which had the children's toys on it.

On May 14, the victim discovered Hill trying to climb through a living room window.

As she tried to push him out he took out a knife and pushed her in the chest.

The victim told her friends and family members what had happened and they located the climbing frame in the garden at the home of one of Hill's friends.

Hill and his friend were dismantling the climbing frame when one of the victim's female relatives went onto the property.

Hill, of Greenwood Road, Tingley, grabbed the woman and she was punched repeatedly while she was on the ground.

She was bitten on the elbow by a pit bull dog during the attack and had eggs thrown at her.

Hill was arrested and claimed his former partner was making up allegations as she was jealous at him being happy with someone else.

He later pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of common assault, arson and criminal damage.

Stephen Welford, mitigating, said Hill pleaded guilty at an early stage.

Hill was also made the subject of restraining order banning him from contacting the victim.