Thug who broke partner’s arm in vicious assault told to expect prison

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A thug who broke his partner’s arm in a vicious assault in their home has been told to expect to be behind bars by Christmas.

Paul Parkinson, 37, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to his on-off partner of seven years on the day he was due to stand trial.

On December 15 Parkinson returned to the house he shared with his partner in Leyland.

He had been drinking and an argument broke out between the pair.

Parkinson dragged his partner to he floor by her hair and began kicking her in a vicious and sustained attack.

But as the woman put her arms up in front of her face to defend herself, Parkinson - still wearing his outdoor shoes - stamped on her arm causing the bone to break.

Parkinson was charged with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent but pleaded guilty to simple GBH at a hearing at Preston Crown Court.

It is understood Parkinson has previously been sentenced for domestic violence relating to the same woman at Preston Magistrates Court and has a nu,number of other convictions on his record.

Recorder Robert Crawford told Cross: “It is a prospect - a very considerable prospect - that you will be dealt with by way of a custodial sentence.

“That will be in the forefront of my mind.

“However, I want to know more about you.

“Be under no illusion that the likelihood is that you will be going to jail.”

He adjourned the sentence for reports to be prepared.

Parkinson, of Slaidburn Road, Ribbleton, nodded as the judge ordered him to stay away from his former partner and not to enter Leyland under the conditions of his bail.

Preston Crown Court heard the defendant had been undertaking rehabilitation for alcohol abuse and intended to continue with his treatment during the time he spends awaiting sentence on December 22.

A further charge of criminal damage relating to the same incident was left to lie on the file.