Woman in hospital after being bitten by Newport boyfriend, court told

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A WOMAN ended up in hospital after her boyfriend sank his teeth into her arm and punched her leaving her with a black eye and a suspected broken rib.

Jamie Kent, 21, had 16 previous convictions for offences including an attack against a police officer and other assaults, a court heard yesterday [August 1].

He punched his 22-year-old girlfriend Danielle Jones in the face, back and ribs saying she had acted "funny", Newport Crown Court heard.

The force of the bite was so strong it "took her breath away", the court heard.

She still had a teeth imprint on her right forearm when she attended Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport three days later, the court was told.

Kent, of Beaufort Road, Newport, turned up at the hospital but security escorted him out after he refused to leave, said John Warren, prosecuting.

A police officer attended the hospital and found that Miss Jones was "very much in pain and afraid of her partner", Mr Warren said.

The court also heard she had attended the hospital with a "possible broken rib".

The couple had been together for seven years and started their relationship when she was around 15, the court was told.

The Probation Service felt a community based sentence would not be suitable at this point.

But Judge Peter Heywood said Kent had had "a very difficult upbringing and traumatic childhood" and was minded to impose a suspended custodial sentence.

Judge Heywood said it would be a matter entirely for him if he grabbed the opportunity he planned to give the defendant "with both hands".

Kent pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning bodily harm against Miss Jones on April 6.

Defence barrister, Gareth Williams, said his client was now in a "much better place", was taking medication and felt the best he had been in a long time.

Judge Heywood remanded Kent in custody to be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on August 15.

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4:52pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

"Defence barrister, Gareth Williams, said his client was now in a "much better place", was taking medication and felt the best he had been in a long time.
Judge Heywood remanded Kent in custody"
Well defence barristers are always being criticised for saying silly things but , credit where it's due, this one acknowledges that his client Jaws is better in custody. So say all of us, except the Judge, sadly, who seems to have been acting out his childhood fantasy of being a social worker.
"Defence barrister, Gareth Williams, said his client was now in a "much better place", was taking medication and felt the best he had been in a long time. Judge Heywood remanded Kent in custody" Well defence barristers are always being criticised for saying silly things but , credit where it's due, this one acknowledges that his client Jaws is better in custody. So say all of us, except the Judge, sadly, who seems to have been acting out his childhood fantasy of being a social worker. Dai Rear
  • Score: 21

6:30pm Sun 3 Aug 14

keithbob says...

woman beaters should be locked up in a womans prison,and put amongst the prisoners daily so he can get a taste of his own!
woman beaters should be locked up in a womans prison,and put amongst the prisoners daily so he can get a taste of his own! keithbob
  • Score: 24

6:56pm Sun 3 Aug 14

displayed says...

"Jamie Kent, 21, had 16 previous convictions for offences including an attack against a police officer and other assaults"

Hes a vicious thug an bully who hits and attacks people to make himself feel better about his miserable existance!

He thinks he's untouchable from the arm of the law, well he aint!
"Jamie Kent, 21, had 16 previous convictions for offences including an attack against a police officer and other assaults" Hes a vicious thug an bully who hits and attacks people to make himself feel better about his miserable existance! He thinks he's untouchable from the arm of the law, well he aint! displayed
  • Score: 23

9:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Independentvoter says...

This poor girl must be terrified - the judge said it would be a matter for him to grab the opportunity offered to him with both hands but we all know it will be his partners throat next time with both hands - domestic violence against women must stop ! cowards !
This poor girl must be terrified - the judge said it would be a matter for him to grab the opportunity offered to him with both hands but we all know it will be his partners throat next time with both hands - domestic violence against women must stop ! cowards ! Independentvoter
  • Score: 20

9:47pm Sun 3 Aug 14

richie55 says...

displayed wrote:
"Jamie Kent, 21, had 16 previous convictions for offences including an attack against a police officer and other assaults"

Hes a vicious thug an bully who hits and attacks people to make himself feel better about his miserable existance!

He thinks he's untouchable from the arm of the law, well he aint!
Well he is untouchable if he keeps coming up in front of weak, stupid, out of touch judges like this one!
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: "Jamie Kent, 21, had 16 previous convictions for offences including an attack against a police officer and other assaults" Hes a vicious thug an bully who hits and attacks people to make himself feel better about his miserable existance! He thinks he's untouchable from the arm of the law, well he aint![/p][/quote]Well he is untouchable if he keeps coming up in front of weak, stupid, out of touch judges like this one! richie55
  • Score: 20

12:48am Mon 4 Aug 14

Supportingvictimsofdomesticviolence says...

I have suffered domestic violence for 7 years and am now free! Sadly my ex partner was let off too after a serious attack! I think its disgusting that these perpetrators are let off all the time to either attack us again or go on to hurting another possibly even killing someone! Judge I think needs to put personal feelings aside and needs to realise it doesnt matter if Kent had a bad upbringing he CHOSE to violently attack this girl and should of been punished for it. The police and criminal justice system really needs to do more work around domestic violence and understanding what the VICTIMS indure not feel sorry for the perpetrators that mentally and physically destroys the victims. The judge has just basically justified this boys violent behaviour by saying what most perpetrators say "I did it because I had a bad upbringing" this boy will now believe its okay to do this to anyone because of this. Disgraced is an understatment and I feel so sorry for the victim being let down like I have been many of times. ITS NOT JUSTICE!
I have suffered domestic violence for 7 years and am now free! Sadly my ex partner was let off too after a serious attack! I think its disgusting that these perpetrators are let off all the time to either attack us again or go on to hurting another possibly even killing someone! Judge I think needs to put personal feelings aside and needs to realise it doesnt matter if Kent had a bad upbringing he CHOSE to violently attack this girl and should of been punished for it. The police and criminal justice system really needs to do more work around domestic violence and understanding what the VICTIMS indure not feel sorry for the perpetrators that mentally and physically destroys the victims. The judge has just basically justified this boys violent behaviour by saying what most perpetrators say "I did it because I had a bad upbringing" this boy will now believe its okay to do this to anyone because of this. Disgraced is an understatment and I feel so sorry for the victim being let down like I have been many of times. ITS NOT JUSTICE! Supportingvictimsofdomesticviolence
  • Score: 34

8:58am Mon 4 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

This judge isnt going to jail this thug ,hes basically said this hes given him a little bit of a shock until sentencing ,in doing so hes really put this young womans life at risk because i dont think weve heard the last of young rambo .hope your reading this judge
This judge isnt going to jail this thug ,hes basically said this hes given him a little bit of a shock until sentencing ,in doing so hes really put this young womans life at risk because i dont think weve heard the last of young rambo .hope your reading this judge jimmysmith
  • Score: 10

9:10am Mon 4 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

With welfarism encouraging the inadequate to reproduce a lot of children these days have a bad upbringing. But they don't bite people. You bite people because you're an evil person. Not because you were a welfare baby.
With welfarism encouraging the inadequate to reproduce a lot of children these days have a bad upbringing. But they don't bite people. You bite people because you're an evil person. Not because you were a welfare baby. Dai Rear
  • Score: 6

10:37am Mon 4 Aug 14

Good Job No Kids says...

Didn't realise Suarez turned downed Barca for County.
Didn't realise Suarez turned downed Barca for County. Good Job No Kids
  • Score: -5

5:51pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Newport2014 says...

Too many nutters in Newport.
Too many nutters in Newport. Newport2014
  • Score: -2

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