A BOYFRIEND who dug his thumbs into his partner’s eyes and told her he would rape her during an argument has been hauled back before the courts.

Jimmy Wilson, 30, attacked his now former girlfriend at her home after they began rowing at a family party.

After returning to her home, he launched an attack on the woman, in which he also bit her on the nose.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, Wilson was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one count of criminal damage and one count of common assault.

He was also given a restraining order, banning him from contacting his victim.

But less than a month later, Wilson, a carpenter by trade, was caught in the woman’s house.

Police smashed their way into her property after she refused to let them in and found Wilson hiding under the bed.

Now Wilson has been given a second chance by a judge who deferred his sentence and urged him to steer clear of his victim.

Southampton Crown Court heard how Wilson was sentenced to a total of 18 months, suspended for two years, following the original incident on February 19.

As previously reported in the Echo, the pair began arguing after returning home after a party at Wilson’s sister’s address.

The court previously heard during the argument, Wilson dug his thumbs into his victim’s eyes, bit her nose and said he was going to rape her.

But in January this year Wilson was caught at the woman’s property.

Giving evidence in court, the woman admitted she had asked Wilson to come over to discuss an £800 debt for carpentry tools.

Mitigating for Wilson, Jodie Mittell said Wilson was “motivated” to complete the Building Better Relationships programme, which the court had ordered he complete as part of his suspended sentence order.

Judge Nicholas Rowland deferred sentencing Wilson, who pleaded guilty to one count of breaching a restraining order and one count of committing an offence during a suspended sentence, for six months.

He said: “If you are true to your word it is likely there will not be a custodial sentence.”

Wilson, of Tatwin Crescent, Southampton, will still have to complete the remainder of his 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 40 hours of unpaid work.

The restraining order will remain in place – despite an application by the victim to have it lifted.