Man struck woman with broom in a rage

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A woman was attacked in her own home with a sweeping brush by her raging ex-partner, a court has heard.

Mohammed Hussain, 24, of Fishwick View, Preston, was jailed for 30 weeks by a judge at Preston Crown Court after admitting charges of actual bodily harm and theft.

They happened when he turned up at the woman’s home on July 13 this year.

Prosecuting, Clare Thomas said: “At 2.45pm she was at home with her friend when she heard the garden gate.

“She looked out of the patio windows and saw the defendant running towards her holding a garden statue.

“She opened the patio windows to stop him smashing the glass.

“He shouted: ‘Do you think you’re clever?’

“He hit her to the head. He then said: ‘Give me your phone.’

She added: “He picked up a sweeping brush and hit her with it a number of times.

“She was so scared she stopped moving and closed her eyes, hoping he would stop.”

The court heard how the victim’s friend had locked herself in the bedroom and called the police.

Hussain’s victim had suffered a lump on her head and bruising to her arms and her lower back.

The defendant handed himself in at a police station a week later, but made no comment in interview.

The court heard he had 11 convictions for 26 offences, and had been remanded in custody since July 22.

Defending, Gerard Doran handed the judge, Recorder Rowena Goode, a letter Hussain had written.

He said after the incident Hussain had returned the victim’s phone to her.

The judge ordered Hussain to pay a £100 victim surcharge.