Beating from ex-boyfriend

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A MAN who stormed into his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom after she shared a drunken romp with a workmate has been jailed for four years.

Matthew Squire, 24, of Lindwell Avenue, Greetland, threatened to kill Conrad Flerin during the attack, which left him with a fractured eye socket, cheekbone and vomiting blood.

Squire arrived at his former girlfriend’s home in Bedford Street, Elland, around 6am on October 2 planning to beg her to rekindle their 10-month relationship.

His former girlfriend, Holly Stabler had been on a night out with colleagues from Royal Sun Alliance and had invited Mr Flerin back.

As they lay asleep, Squire climbed into the house through an open bathroom window.

He hit Mr Flerin six times in his head and shouted racist abuse. Mr Flerin left the house but Squire followed him outside, pulling him into a ditch and telling him he would kill him.

Through tears Mr Flerin pleaded: “Whatever I’ve done, I’ve got kids. Leave me alone.”

Squire called a friend and the pair put Mr Flerin into a taxi, sending him home to his girlfriend, who called an ambulance for her battered boyfriend.

Squire admitted grevious bodily harm when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

The attack happened while he was on licence after a three -year sentence for two assaults, three counts of intimidating witnesses and affray.

Judge Peter Benson said: “You behaved in the most extreme and violent fashion and beat up mercilessly this young man. He was frightened for his life.”

He said he had considered passing an indeterminate sentence but decided a four-year sentence with an extra three on licence would offer the public enough protection.