‘A protracted episode of domestic violence’: Leeds thug punched and kicked his pregnant partner before biting her in the face
Conor Callaghan then called the victim from prison and threatened him before warning him not to testify against him in court.
Callaghan carried out the attack on the victim’s friend’s home in Leeds on March 8 this year.
Leeds Crown Court has learned that the couple were on a sofa together when they got into a fight after receiving a text from another woman.
Daniel Penman, prosecuting, said the woman pushed Callaghan away and he responded by hitting her in the face.
He continued to shout insults at her before picking up her cell phone and breaking it.
Callaghan kicked the woman as she tried to cover her stomach to protect the unborn child.
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She suffered cuts and bruises to her face and head from the attack.
Callaghan left and returned to the couple’s home later that day.
His uncle was at the property and told Callaghan to leave.
Callaghan smashed the window of his uncle’s car as he was leaving the property.
The accused had been released from prison with leave at the time of the incident and was recalled to detention after his arrest.
He called the woman from the prison twice and threatened her.
In a separate incident on November 5 last year, Callaghan pulled away from police on a scooter after being told to pull over on Britannia Road, Pudsey.
He was then banned from driving.
He has already been convicted of theft.
Michael Walsh, mitigating, said Callaghan had agreed to face a long jail term.
Mr Walsh said Callaghan intended to remedy his criminal behavior while in detention and planned to be a good father when he was finally released.
Callaghan was jailed for three years and three months.
He was also banned from driving for 31 months.
Judge Andrew Stubbs QC said: “The assault was an unpleasant and prolonged episode of domestic violence.”