Man left partner with horror injuries after attack

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A MAN left his partner with severe facial injuries after punching her repeatedly during an attack in Leeds.

Gavin Harris was jailed for four years and eight months after a court heard he left his victim with a broken nose and two broken cheekbones.

Harris, 32, carried out the attack after they had spent the evening drinking with friends on November 8 last year. Michael Smith, prosecuting, said the victim may have been knocked unconscious during the attack but could recall Harris punching her.

Harris then called an ambulance after the attack. The court heard the victim also suffered a deep laceration to her eye area during the attack.

After being arrested Harris told officers that the victim “deserved” it as she had kissed a man earlier in the day.

He made no further comment when interviewed by the police. Harris pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

The court heard Harris has 14 previous convictions for 24 offences. They include offences for violence and drugs.

Phillip Goldberg, mitigating, said: “I have had the advantage of listening to the 999 call and it is clear that Mr Harris was very upset on the phone when speaking to the emergency operator.

“He made a confession during the conversation about what he had done.” Mr Goldberg said Harris pleaded guilty to the offence at an early stage.

He added that Harris’s relationship with the victim was now over.

Jailing Harris, Recorder Wheeler said: “This was a sustained attack over a significant time frame”

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