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Man jailed for beating girlfriend

PUBLISHED: 20:30 17 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 March 2010

AN Ipswich man who beat up his former girlfriend has been jailed for two and a half years.

Robert Wells, 35, of Downside Close, was described by Mr Recorder James Wood QC as a "violent bully" who would remain a threat to the public until he addressed his anger.

AN Ipswich man who beat up his former girlfriend has been jailed for two and a half years.

Robert Wells, 35, of Downside Close, was described by Mr Recorder James Wood QC as a "violent bully" who would remain a threat to the public until he addressed his anger.

Mr Woods said Wells had an "appalling record of violence" and carried out a "frenzied attack" on Carol Milbourne.

He added that Wells had shown no remorse or concern for his victim.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Wells was found guilty by a jury of assault causing actual bodily harm.

During the trial the court heard how Wells had punched Miss Milbourne on the jaw and hit her over the head with a saucepan of hot water on December 6 last year.

Miss Milbourne curled up in a ball on the kitchen floor and Wells threw items at her including a kitchen knife. He then kicked her and stamped on her as she lay on the floor.

Wells also smashed a telephone on the floor to prevent Miss Milbourne's mother from phoning the police. He had pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

Wells has 49 previous convictions including violence recorded against him.


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