A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and issued an indefinite restraining order after being sentenced for domestic abuse offences this week.
Michael Baker, 41, from Billingham, was remanded in custody after an incident in March of this year where he assaulted his ex-partner and smashed up two televisions.
Baker went to an address where he kicked the door to get in, then assaulted a woman by stamping on her head repeatedly and bit her on the nose, before smashing up a television in the living room and then another in the bedroom.
He was charged with ABH and criminal damage and remanded into custody. He remained in custody until sentencing at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday 5th December, where he received a 21-month custodial sentence, an indefinite restraining order and he was ordered to pay £187 to the courts.
PC Luci Clarke, from Cleveland Police Domestic Abuse Unit, said: “I am pleased that Baker has received a prison sentence and an indefinite restraining order, which will go some way to safeguarding the victim and protecting the public from Michael Baker.
“I hope this sentence provides the victim with some comfort, and hope it encourages other victims to come forward and report domestic abuse incidents to us, so that we can act upon them to bring those responsible to justice but more importantly protect people from becoming further victims.”