A thug who threw a glass at his former partner has been jailed for two years.
Joshua Desborough, 27, also broke into her friend’s house to confront her by smashing a window in the back door.
It is the second time he has been jailed for assaulting the same woman, the mother of his child, who had been in a relationship with him for five years.
Dale Brook, prosecuting, told Hull Crown Court they had not rekindled the relationship after Desborough was jailed in 2015 for assault occasioning actual bodily harm against her, though they maintained contact because of their child.
Mr Brook said she let him into her home on March 4, and Desborough was “initially calm but increasingly became agitated. She was using her telephone. She says he wanted to use the telephone and it ended with him throwing a glass in her direction, and that caused a cut to her head”.
Mr Brook said it caused a “gash” on her head, and there were photographs showing spots of blood on her bed.
Broke into friend’s
On April 2, the victim had gone back to a friend’s after a night out, and the friend saw Desborough on her CCTV climb over her fence and try to get in the back door.
Desborough got in after breaking a window in the door, and although police were called, “the defendant was for a short period in the house remonstrating” with her, Mr Brook said. He then “left by the front window”.
Desborough, of Ridgestone Avenue, Bilton, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage. He had 18 previous offences on his record, including four of violence.
Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan, mitigating, told Judge Simon Jack: “The defendant is wholly realistic about the position and knows that this will be an immediate custodial sentence. He has penned a letter to your honour, which is quite lengthy.
‘Turning his back on crime’
“He accepts that this became an unhealthy relationship, and that the complainant and himself are simply not a good combination. He tells me in his own terms he wants to get his head down and be a productive member of society. He’s heard she’s in a new relationship and wishes her all the best.
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“He tells me he will not be troubling the courts in any way, shape or form in the future.”
Desborough was also made subject to a three-year restraining order.
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