Thug downed 24 beers and punched girlfriend then told cops she deserved it

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A drunken thug subjected his girlfriend to a sustained and vicious attack, repeatedly punching her and stamping on her head, has been jailed for 18 months.

When he was arrested for the vile assault, 28-year-old Paul Addinell told police "She deserves it”.

Hull Crown Court heard that Addinell had downed 24 bottles of beer before brutally attacking the woman during a drunken argument in which the couple reportedly threw drinks over one another.

Addinell, who was jailed for 18 months, admitted assaulting the woman, causing actual bodily harm, in Goole, West Yorkshire, on June 21, 2019.

Cathy Kioko-Gilligan, prosecuting, said that those involved had all been drinking earlier in a pub.

Addinell had drunk a 24 beers before an argument erupted between him and his girlfriend on board a boat that was moored up.

He violently attacked her, reports Hull Live, standing over her and savagely punching her in the face six times before standing up and stamping on her.

The attack was only stopped when a bystander intervened and pulled Addinell off her. The victim was left unconscious, suffering bruises and swelling to her face.

She was left afraid to go out alone and frightened to be out alone.

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Rachel Scott, mitigating, said that the injury suffered by the woman was not serious.

It had been a "very toxic" relationship in which drink and drugs were involved.

"He has addressed his drug and alcohol use," said Miss Scott. "He has done everything possible to turn things round."

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Addinell now has a new girlfriend and she had given birth to a boy only three days before he appeared in court. He also has a daughter from the previous relationship.

Judge John Thackray QC told Addinell: "This was without doubt an appalling episode of domestic abuse and the physical injuries could have been so much worse.

"It was a vicious attack, including repeated blows and stamping on the victim, rendering her unconscious.

"Clearly, something had happened at the public house but that can in no way excuse your behaviour."

Addinell had punched the woman with full force and stamped on her until she blacked out before the witness "thankfully" came on the scene and intervened.

"Goodness knows what would have happened if he had not done so," said Judge Thackray.

The witness said Addinell had gone "over the top" and was "raining punches down" with both hands and clenched fists six times before standing up and stamping on the woman.

"It has had a profound effect on your victim," said Judge Thackray.

"The assault was prolonged. You were heavily in drink. Your victim was entitled to feel safe and secure in your presence.

"Your conduct without doubt merits a significant custodial sentence."

Addinell, of South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was jailed for 18 months and was given an indefinite restraining order.

If you have been affected by issues of domestic violence or coercive control you can call Refuge's 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free. The number is 0808 2000 247

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