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PremierLeague-News.Com - Reuel Jones, 40, assaulted the woman in her home in the Black Country
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A dad-of-seven whacked his ex-girlfriend in the head with a games controller before smothering her as she craddled her newborn baby, a court has heard. Serving prisoner Reuel Jones beat the woman in her own home after getting upset over her 'dismissive' remarks about a family dispute. His nasty assault in the Black Country only came to an end when his victim secretly called police on a mobile phone she had hidden from Jones. The mother was left too terrified to return to her flat after her attacker was arrested and has since been forced to move in with relatives. Handsworth convict Jones - who has an 'unenviable criminal past' - has now been locked up for the 'rather sorry tale'. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how the couple had been in a relationship for two years before splitting last year. READ MORE: Companies handed £104k bill after staff exposed to asbestos at Kidderminster factory The 40-year-old continued to support his ex-partner while she had a caesarean section but refused to leave her home after she recovered from the surgery, moving into the flat 'by default'. The pair were sitting on the woman's bed, while she was holding her young baby, when Jones' 'temper flared' on April 15 last year. He felt she was not being 'sympathetic enough' and dismissive of his feelings after a disagreement he had with his mother. 'Unwelcome guest' Jones then struck the woman on her head with a wireless games controller he was holding before pulling her by her hair. He put his hands over her nose and mouth and then around her throat, restricting her breathing as she craddled her child. The woman ended up on the floor while still holding her baby, with Jones slapping her and squeezing her neck once again. She shouted she was concerned about the child but Jones instead tried to look for her mobile phone. The convict then grabbed the child, enabling his ex-partner to run out of the flat, but she returned moments later after getting worried about the tot. She picked up the baby, who was now on the bed, as Jones locked the front door and told her she was being 'stupid and overreacting'. The woman then tried to climb out of a window in the Dudley flat but Jones, of Gibson Road, Handsworth, stopped her.
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. The court heard how the victim was left feeling frightened and distressed following the attack.
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Related Articles Thugs who have been jailed for vile crimes terrorising their own families She has since moved in with relatives and is waiting to be re-homed by the council after being left too scared to go back to her home. Mr Russell said: "She feels the incident had left her feeling vulnerable and unable to return to her flat. "She finds the thought of a new relationship daunting. She is even intimidated or scared of voices outside her home." Gareth James, defending, said Jones 'lost his self-control' during the assault. He added: "Jones reacted in a way he thought he put long and hard behind him. "This is very much out of character for him. He is regretful that he has found himself in this position." Jones was convicted following trial of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Sentencing, Judge Rhona Campbell said: "You are still in denial about the nature of your behaviour towards her that day." She jailed Jones for 20 months and handed him a five-year restraining order banning contact with his victim on Monday (August 1). The court was told how Jones had a string of previous convictions including dangerous driving, possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and failing to surrender. He was also locked up in July for assaulting an emergency worker. READ NEXT: We send out daily court and crime updates straight to our email inbox - sign up for them here. Weoley Castle shoplifter with no teeth jailed after spitting on cops and hurling racist abuse in B&Q Dangerous son locked up after telling family 'I'm going to kill all of you' in West Browmich knife frenzy Bhangra legend Balwinder Safri dies aged 63 after leaving Wolverhampton hospital Shropshire petrol station selling fuel 25p a litre cheaper than anywhere else after slashing prices
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