A MAN launched a vile and disgusting attack against a woman in Southampton, a court heard.

Negel Ciucurel kicked his victim in the face and stomach.

She was left with a large bruise to her forehead and a cut to her lip during the domestic violence attack on March 23 this year.

Appearing before Southampton Magistrates' Court, Ciucurel, 54, was charged with assault by beating, to which he pleaded guilty.

The court heard how his victim suffered both distress and emotional harm.

He was jailed for 120 days.

Ciucurel , of Kingswell Road, Bournemouth, has been ordered to pay £128 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.