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Bedford man jailed for domestic violence

A man from Bedford who inflicted "appalling and cowardly" physical abuse on his partner has been jailed for 32 months.

Daniel Brown, 29, of Parish Close, had admitted two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm in September 2010.

Luton Crown Court heard he had been previously convicted of assaulting the same woman and a former partner.

Judge Michael Kay QC told him: "You have a propensity to be violent towards women you are in a relationship with."

He added: "You must learn that this is a totally unacceptable way to behave.

"The level of violence is appalling and cowardly."

'Threatened to kill'

Claudette Elliott, prosecuting, said on 10 September, he repeatedly punched his victim's chest and ribs and pulled her hair.

Brown threatened to kill her and made other threats about what he would do to her mother and brother, she added.

Later that day, he punched the woman in the face, causing blood to pour from her nose, Ms Elliott said.

"She [the victim] said it was torture and she was black and blue all over," She added.

He would not let her go to hospital, the court was told.

On 22 September, he pulled her hair and pulled her to the ground, where he punched her repeatedly in the same part of her thigh.

Robert Evans, defending said: "He is trying to change and has the motivation to learn from his mistakes.

"He accepts the relationship is at an end and he wants to move on and better himself through education while in custody."

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