A MAN with a history of domestic abuse hit a woman in the head and face with a “flurry of blows with both


Jack Cornhill grabbed his victim by the jaw and put his fingers inside her mouth, a court heard.

The 26-year-old “pinned her” by taking hold of her chin during a violent attack on September 22 this


After refusing to leave her home, Cornhill of Ballard Close, Southampton pushed his victim into a table causing her to fall back, a court heard.

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He then swore and hurled abuse at her.

When the police arrived he resisted arrest refusing to get into the van until he had had a cigarette.

But, when told he could not smoke he “kicked his leg out at an officer”.

Once in custody, he went on to racially abuse another police officer.

He appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to causing actual bodily harm, five counts of assault, and racially abusing a police officer.

Prosecution barrister Leigh Hart told how Cornhill let himself into his victim’s home without invitation and fell asleep on the sofa where he vomited.

After stirring from his slumber he threw his sick covered t-shirt at one person and tried to urinate on another.

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Cornhill has 16 previous convictions to 32 offences. These include robbery, criminal damage, drugs offences and racially aggravated harassment.

During a previous attack aimed at the same woman when she was pregnant, Cornhill is said to have picked up a hammer and knife.

He also “slapped and hit her in the face”.

Defending, Jamie Gammon, said his client accepted responsibility for his actions.

He argued that alcohol was “at the heart of” the incident.

Judge Peter Henry said: “You hit her with a flurry of blows with both


He jailed Cornhill for 22 months and gave him a ten-year restraining order.