SOON after letting her violent ex-boyfriend back into her life after he had served a sentence for assaulting her as she held their young child, a Wellesbourne woman regretted her decision.
Jealous Daniel Green accused her of cheating on him and threatened to ‘ruin’ her face with a knife so no other man would have her before assaulting her again.
Following the early-morning attack, the terrified woman sought refuge after taking her older child to school, and the police were called.
Green, 42, of Fleming Close, Paddington, London, was jailed for two years at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to assault and breaching a restraining order.
Prosecutor Matthew Barnes said in June 2018 Green, who had ‘a significant history of convictions,’ had been jailed for 20 months for assaulting his ex.
That had involved an attack on her in a jealous rage, during which he punched her repeatedly to the face, leaving her dripping blood onto their 18-month-old child she had in her arms.
Green was also given a restraining order banning him from having any contact with her.
But following his release she was ‘unwise enough to let him back into her life,’ and he began living with her at her home in Wellesbourne.
“She speaks of having regretted that decision, because she felt trapped, and his previous ways of being controlling and jealous and using drugs continued.”
On the day before the assault they had been to the hospital because she was in the early stages of pregnancy and had suffered a problem – and Green was irritated by the answers she gave about the pregnancy.
When they got back to her home he accused her of cheating on him, having previously threatened to ruin her face with a knife so no other man would have her.
Alarmingly, Green slept with a knife by his side, and he woke his then partner at 4.30 in the morning, pinning her down and punching her to the face.
“He held her with both hands round her throat and squeezed it, saying he would put her to sleep, and kicked her to the legs and punched her to the face,” said Mr Barnes.
When they took her older child to school later that morning people noticed she was wearing ‘an unnecessary level of clothing,’ including a scarf covering injuries to her neck.
“She took the child into the school and immediately reported that she needed help because she was scared of him and believed he had a knife, and the police were called.
Green had left by the time officers arrived, but they later found him hiding in the loft at her home, where they also saw a knife on a bedside table.
Jailing Green, Recorder Balraj Bhatia QC told him: “She says this is it. I truly hope it is, because the relationship between you will continue to be toxic, mainly through your behaviour.”