Convicted robber Taeyab Ali has been jailed after he pulled his partner back into a house and gave her a black eye in a terrifying attack.
Police were called to an address in Stoke-on-Trent after a neighbour heard a woman shout, ‘Get your hands off me you b******’.
She saw the woman try to escape through a kitchen window but the 23-year-old defendant ran up to her from behind, grabbed her and pulled her back inside.
When the police arrived the woman had a black eye.
Now Ali has been jailed for four weeks at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
Prosecutor Dylan Wagg said a neighbour saw the victim trying to climb out a kitchen window on March 23.
Mr Wagg said: “She was pulled back by the defendant.
“The complainant had a black eye. She told the police the defendant caused the injury by punching her.
“The neighbour heard shouting and heard a female voice shout, ‘Get your hands off me you b******’.”
Ali, formerly of Trow Close, Stoke, who gave his address as Willows Lane, Accrington, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to assault by beating.
Tony Cooke, mitigating, said it was ‘self-defence gone too far’.
He said: “She lashed out at him. He accepts his behaviour has gone slightly too far.
“He accepts what the witness saw. His behaviour has gone beyond reasonable force for self-defence.
“He accepts he caused the injuries. He accepts he is guilty of an assault.”
District Judge Timothy Boswell said: “A neighbour saw and heard an argument taking place. She saw and heard a woman involved in an argument with you. She heard the woman shout, ‘Get your hands off me you b******’.
“The shouting and screaming continued and got worse. She heard her shout, ‘Get away from me’, and she saw the woman try to climb out the kitchen window and then she saw you run from behind, grab her neck or hair and pull her back in the address.
“When the police arrived they discovered she had a black eye and she said that was caused by you.
“You have a previous conviction for robbery and for assault. You were subject to licence when this happened which is a serious aggravating feature.
“It is so serious only a custodial sentence will do.”
Ali was ordered to pay a £122 surcharge.