Lincoln man bit partner's face and throttled her with a towel
A man who throttled his partner with a towel during a sustained attack after losing his temper has been jailed for 12 months at Lincoln Crown Court.
Darren Armitage attacked the woman after drinking heavily at his home in Coleridge Green, Lincoln.
Steve Taylor, prosecuting, said Armitage suddenly began punching the walls and then smashed glasses and a wine bottle before turning on his partner.
"He punched her repeatedly to the face and then put a towel around her throat," he said.
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"He pressed the towel over her face and mouth so that she could not breath. She took a piece of broken glass off the floor and used it to cut his arm to get him off her.
"But at the same time he bit her face with enough force to leave teeth marks."
Armitage admitted he assaulted her but said he was so drunk he could not recall what happened.
The woman was left with two black eyes, facial injuries and cuts and bruises to her body.
Armitage, 27, formerly of Coleridge Green, St Giles, Lincoln, and now of Glynn View, Ermine West, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident in November.
Judge Michael Heath told him: "You subjected her to sustained violence. The only sentence I can justify for domestic violence of this sort is prison."
Stuart Lody, defending, said Armitage had a long history of mental illness and his problems were made worse by drinking and drug taking.
He said: "His remorse has been tearing him apart."