Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
3 November 2011, 15:46
Jason Cottrell, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to wounding and assault at an earlier hearing at Bolton Crown Court.
Today the 41-year-old was sentenced to four years and six months in prison.
It was back on Wednesday 23 March 2011, when Cottrell was at the home of his ex girlfriend that he began to smash ornaments in the living room, in front of a child.
Fearing for the child's safety, the 30-year-old victim went her to a neighbour's house and phoned the police.
An argument started back at the home address, resulting in Cottrell dragging her down the stairs by her legs and stamping on her face.
He then picked her up and threw her against the radiator before leaving.
The victim suffered cuts to her face, a bloody nose and swelling to her face.
The next day, Cottrell approached his ex partner's boyfriend outside a supermarket in Romiley and began talking to him.
As they walked onto Tangshutt Lane, the victim was hit three times at the back of the head with a wooden rolling pin causing severe bleeding.
Cottrell walked off and was later arrested by police.
Detective Constable Richard McCorry from Stockport CID said:
"Cottrell inflicted a violent attack on both victims leaving the woman with severe swelling and the man requiring 20 stitches in his head.
He did not spare one thought for the safety of the child during his original outburst and I hope the amount of time he spends behind bars makes him think about the misery and pain he caused."