Leeds man jailed after three assaults

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A man has been jailed for 21 months after he assaulted his then girlfriend on three separate occasions.

David Lampitt prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court the first time was on July 25 last year when Bradley Wilde had been drinking for some time.

He was at the home of Jade Bradley in East End Park, in Leeds, and was initially annoyed by noise outside but then turned his ire against her when she decided to give him water rather than more alcohol.

Wilde grabbed her by the arms and pushed her to the chest before throwing her to the floor. When she tried to use her phone to call her former partner for help, he smashed it against the wall .

He threw her on to the sofa and briefly put a cushion over her face so she was unable to breath, but let her go when her child cried upstairs.

The following morning her former partner arrived having realised something was wrong from the phone call she had tried to make. Wilde annoyed to hear about that and started hitting a wall with a hammer.

She had bruising to her chest, bruising and swelling to her face and lower lip, and grip marks on her arms and reported the incident to police.

Mr Lampitt said Wilde was given police bail and in spite of a condition not to contact her they were in touch.

On the evening of August 10 they went to a number of pubs together where at one point he was hit by somebody else so they decided to leave.

Outside she was commenting about that incident when he accepted he recklessly pushed her and her head was cut when she hit a wall.

He was then on court bail on October 4 when there was another incident at her home when he grabbed her by her arms and threw her on to the floor. He kicked her in the ribs and bit her bottom lip, threatening to kill her at one stage.

The court heard Wilde had now realised what had happened between them was not her fault and accepted the relationship was over. Wilde, 22 of Highfield Grove, Allerton Bywater, admitted three charges of assault, making a threat to kill, and damaging property.

Jailing him Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said there had to be an immediate jail sentence, the first incident was prolonged and sustained, the second was reckless but had in the third he attacked her again in her home.