Violent dad bit into mum's face and choked her unconscious at her home in West Yorkshire

A violent dad throttled his former partner on the kitchen floor of her home before biting into her face.

Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 6:00 am

Danny Farmer left the mother of his children covered in blood and lapsing in and out of consciousness during the assault.

Leeds Crown Court heard the attack happened when the victim returned home to retrieve a Moses basket and found Famer waiting for her inside the property.

Paul Nicholson, prosecuting, said Farmer had been in a relationship with the woman and they had two children together.

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Danny Farmer bit his former partner on the face and choked her during the attack in the victim's home.

The incident happened at the woman's home in South Elmsall, near Pontefact, on March 30 this year.

Farmer, 30, was the subject of a restraining order at the time which banned him from going to South Elmsall after he caused criminal damage at the victim's home.

Mr Nicholson said the victim had been at her sister's home nearby shortly before the attack.

She returned home to find Farmer standing in the kitchen.

The prosecutor said: "He went up to her, grabbed her by the throat and threw her on to the kitchen floor.

"He chocked her, punched her and hit her with his fist to the face."

"The woman went in and out of consciousness during the attack."

Mr Nicholson said: "He then bit her cheek really hard."

At that point the victim's sister arrived at the house but was unable to get in as the door was locked.

The victim managed to get away from Farmer and get out through a side door.

She suffered a puncture wound to her face.

In a victim statement she said: "I was covered in my own blood and so was the kitchen floor."

The following day the woman returned home to find Farmer asleep in a bedroom with a blanket over him.

He left after she told him to leave the property.

Farmer was arrested on March 24. He denied the attack and accused the victim of telling lies.

He told police: "She got p****d up and she's blamed me.

"She would have made someone mad at the local pub and she's blamed me."

Farmer, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of breaching a restraining order.

He has previous convictions for violence and was given a four year sentence for wounding with intent in 2017.

Satpal Roth-Sharma, mitigating, said Farmer pleaded guilty to the attack at an early stage and was ashamed of what he had done.

She said: "He said it was appalling and disgusting.

"He says it is the last thing he thinks about on a night and the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up."

Farmer was jailed for 27 months.

Judge Tom Bayliss QC said: "This has left her feeling terrified and she is scared to death of you."

A restraining order banning Farmer from entering South Elmsall was extended to five years.