A JEALOUS boyfriend who smashed his way into his girlfriend’s home before launching a brutal attack on her in the street has been jailed for over six months.
Sam Lindsay kicked in the front door of his partner’s house when she refused to let him in before punching and kicking her to the ground and assaulting a female Good Samaritan who stepped in to help her.
The 22-year-old was already subject to a six week suspended sentence order – imposed after he breached a community order he was given for another assault – at the time of the attack.
Lindsay, of Moreland Road, South Shields, admitted two counts of assault and one of criminal damage when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
He instructed his solicitor to say that he wanted to be sent to jail.
The court heard Lindsay forced his way into the woman’s home in South Shields, after arriving in the early hours of the morning and demanding to be let in as he said someone was in the property with her.
John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “On Saturday, January 10 at 2.30am, the woman was at home when she heard a knock at the front door.
“When she didn’t open the door, Lindsay head-butted the glass window of the door and punched it, before kicking the front door open and going inside. -
“A passer-by heard Lindsay saying he was going to kill the woman and saw him punching and kicking her until she fell to the ground in the street.
“The passer-by then jumped on top of the woman to protect her and Lindsay grabbed her by the throat during the altercation.”
Laura Johnson, defending, said: “Mr Lindsay indicates that he wishes to receive an immediate custodial sentence.”
Lindsay was jailed for 20 weeks for the assault on his former partner, and was handed a 16-week sentence for the attack on the other woman as well as a six-week jail term for the criminal damage caused to the front door. All three sentences will run concurrently. Magistrates also activated Lindsay’s six-week suspended sentence in full, with that term to run consecutive to his 20-week sentence – giving him a 26-week stint behind bars.
He was also slapped with indefinite restraining orders, barring contact with both victims and ordered to pay £200 compensation and £150 compensation to Christine Parkes.