Dad jailed for attack on his child’s mother

Raymond Jones
Raymond Jones
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A father who “lost it” and attacked his child’s mother with a baby seat has been jailed for 21 months.

Raymond Jones, 24, pleaded guilty to causing the woman actual bodily harm (ABH) and criminal damage.

Preston Crown Court heard Jones, previously of Long Meadows, Chorley, lost his temper when he thought his partner had been unfaithful to him and attacked her.

Jones punched the woman while she was holding the baby before grabbing the child by the arm, the court heard.

The woman tried to phone the police but Jones took her phone and smashed it.

As she fled the house, he followed her and smashed the door on to her arm.

Jones put the baby into the Moses basket and chased his partner into the street where he continued to punch and kick her.

When the police arrived the front door of the house was open and the nine-week-old child was crying in the Moses basket.

The court heard Jones has a previous conviction for headbutting a former partner.

Recorder Harry Narayan, sentencing, said: “This is an abuse of power.

“The only fact in your favour is she didn’t get any broken bones.”

Following the attack Jones was ordered to leave the home he shared with the woman in Chorley.

He was remanded in custody until he appeared in court.

Darren Lee-Smith, defending, said Jones felt significant remorse.

He said on the day of the attack, Jones’ world came “crashing down” and he was not able to deal with it.

He said: “He is capable of moving on with his life.

“That is an ambition he has when he is released from custody.”