Dad who stamped on girlfriend jailed

A MAN who stamped on his girlfriend and kicked her in the ribs has been sent to prison.

Paul Kerry, 29, initially denied aggravated bodily harm against his then partner Rachel Green before later changing his plea.

Kerry and Miss Green had enjoyed a night out drinking when they went to a flat in St Martin’s View, Brighouse, last December.

Bradford Crown Court heard how after entering the flat, the next thing Miss Green remembers is waking up on the floor to find Kerry punching her in the face.

During the attack, the reason for which remains unknown, Kerry punched her, kicked and stamped on her and slammed her head against the floor while screaming insults at her.

She was eventually allowed to leave the flat when Kerry unlocked the front door for her.

The court heard that she ran over the road to a neighbour who called an ambulance.

She suffered a fractured cheek, severe bruising to the face and neck and lost a tooth.

Camille Moorland, defending, said that Kerry had no recollection of events but pleaded guilty after seeing head cam footage of Miss Green which was filmed in hospital just hours after the assault.

“He was shocked and sickened by what he saw as he watched the footage and he takes full responsibility for what he did,” she said.

She also said that Miss Green, who is no longer in a relationship with Kerry, had requested that the judge not send him to jail for the sake of his children

But despite that, Judge Peter Benson told Kerry that his actions could have led to Miss Green suffering a major brain injury, or even dying.

“This was a disgraceful piece of conduct by you which caused serious harm.

“Her face was bruised and you used your feet to stamp on her. It could have been much worse - you could have killed her.

“Unfortunately I can’t exceed to Miss Green’s request. It is in the public interest that results in a custodial sentence,” added Judge Benson.

Kerry, of Glenside Road in Huddersfield, was given a nine month sentence.

He will serve half before being released on license.