Boyfriend who left his partner bruised on 'almost every part of her body' after 6-hour attack jailed

Connor Parker
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Nathan Riding-Brown was jailed for 23 months for assaulting his partner at her home. (SWNS)
Nathan Riding-Brown was jailed for 23 months for assaulting his partner at her home. (SWNS)

A man who left his partner with bruising to "almost every part of her body" has been jailed.

Nathan Riding-Brown, 30, lost his temper before attacking his partner in her own home as she looked after her children.

Leeds Crown Court heard Riding-Brown used a cooker door handle to inflict wounds as well as biting and strangling his victim.

The prosecution said Riding-Brown and the woman had been in an on-off relationship since October 2018.

Riding-Brown, from Leeds, first attacked his partner on 14 March 2019, when she tried to end the relationship, the court was told.

The prosecution said Riding-Brown he would take his partner’s handbag and phone from her and would stop her leaving the house.

Leeds combined magistrates and crown court building. (Getty)
Riding-Brown was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court. (Getty)

The mum was subjected to a serious assault in her home in Leeds six days later after she made another attempt to end the relationship.

According to the Office for National statistics In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults aged 16 to 74 years old experienced domestic abuse in the last year.

In 2015, the police in England and Wales received more than 100 calls relating to domestic abuse every hour.

Prosecutor Ashleigh Metcalfe said the defendant took his partner’s mobile phone and keys and shouted abuse at her.

She told the court: "This was gratuitous degradation of the victim."

He pushed her repeatedly against a cooker and the handle on the appliance broke off, it was heard.

Riding-Brown then used the handle to hit his partner repeatedly all over her body.

The victim's two children were in the property at the time and she tried to get out of the house to raise the alarm.

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She pleaded with him to stop the attack but he continued to assault her in the bedroom, Leeds Crown Court heard.

He then grabbed her by her hair and strangled her with one hand.

Metcalfe said: "She was struggling to breathe and was close to passing out a number of times."

Riding-Brown refused to let the woman leave the house until the next day so she could take her children to school.

Appearing in the dock on Wednesday, Riding-Brown was jailed for 23 months.

He earlier pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

In a victim statement to the court, the woman said: "I was so scared that he would kill me and I honestly thought that he would."

She described how she suffered concussion for days after the assault and her eight-year-old daughter was traumatised from hearing the attack

Charles Blatchford, mitigating, said Riding-Brown had a problem with alcohol which has been receiving help for while in custody.

He added: "This was a mutually destructive relationship. These two people were not good for each other."

Sentencing, Recorder Tahir Khan QC said: "Over the course of about six hours you repeatedly used unlawful violence and she thought you were going to kill her.

"She suffered bruises to almost every part of her body and I have no hesitation in concluding that this was a serious and sustained attack you carried out over a protracted period."