A man who admitted a series of assaults on his partner in Thornbury has been jailed.
Jacob Riddell was to face a three-to-four-day trial, starting May 12. But he appeared at Bristol Crown Court and admitted wrongdoing.
The 26-year-old, whose address was given as Viscount Walk in Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour, between June 14 and November 18 last year, towards Aimee Debenham.
The charge encompasses numerous occasions when he pulled her hair, punched her, bit her and strangled her.
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It also involves four assaults on her between July 26 and November 17 last year, the court heard.
Riddell also pleaded guilty to damaging Miss Debenham’s mobile phone on November 17 last year.
Judge Julian Lambert sent him to prison for 28 months. Riddell was handed an indefinite restraining order to keep away from the complainant.
He was also ordered to pay a £181 victim surcharge.