Thug Gets Three Years For Punching, Choking & Kicking Ex-Girlfriend In ‘Sustained Assault’

A violent man has been jailed after appearing at Preston Crown Court, where it was heard he punched and banged his ex-partner’s head on a radiator.

Bernard Holmes, a 33-year-old man from Blackburn, punched, kicked and squeezed the throat of his ex-girlfriend Gemma Hudson.

Gemma received treatment in hospital for serious injuries to her head an body, that were suffered during Holmes’ assault; which also saw him smash her head against a wall and a radiator.

Lancashire Police announced yesterday (July 10th), “On 14th April Gemma and Holmes were together at his address when Holmes became violent. He punched her numerous times to the face and squeezed her throat, before kicking her and banging her head against a wall and a radiator.

“She managed to flee the address and was chased down the street by Holmes. Members of the public came to her aid and Holmes ran off.

“Following the attack Gemma Hudson spent 5 days in hospital and suffered numerous injuries to her head and body, as well as having some of her hair ripped out.”

Holmes pleaded guilty during his trial to assault and harassment before he was sentenced to three years in prison and a lifetime restraining order.

Gemma said after the trial, “The weeks following me being assaulted were very difficult for me and my family. I was trying to recover from my injuries and it was an upsetting time for all of us. I’m glad he pleaded guilty and I hope he gets the help he obviously needs whilst he’s in prison.”

Detective Constable David Richardson, of East CID, added, “This was a nasty and sustained attack which caused some significant injuries. The police will continue to deal robustly with perpetrators of domestic violence and put them before the courts.”

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