Man bent and split metal bar in attack on girlfriend
A MAN who pushed his girlfriend down the stairs after punching and kicking her before hitting her with a metal bar has been jailed.
Daniel Maydon-Lowe, aged 33, had met Elizabeth Buckley through Facebook and the couple had moved in together in Swansea
The couple had only been together four months when they went out drinking all day on August 28.
When they went home in the early hours he passed out, and she decided to listen to music.
When she woke him to tell him she had received a message from his friend he told her: “I dare you to try that again”.
She originally thought he was joking but he then pushed her to the floor and grabbed her round the throat and squeezed.
He then grabbed her by her hair and “threw her round,” prosecutor Craig Jones told Merthyr Crown Court.
He then grabbed a metal bar, from a vacuum cleaner, and hit her with such ferocity that the bar bent and split.
She lost count of how many times he hit her.
Maydon-Lowe then stamped on her leg, several times and as she tried to escape she begged him not to push her down the stairs, but he did.
She finally managed to escape and passers-by helped her call 999 and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.
Since the incident she has moved out of the area and has said she does not want a relationship with Maydon-Lowe.
The court heard that in May Maydon-Lowe, of Aberdyberthi Street, Swansea, had received a community order for assaulting his ex partner by holding her over the railings of a footbridge while grabbing her round the throat.
Sentencing him for this latest offence, which he admitted, Judge Paul Thomas said: “It was, on any view, a brutal, sustained and unprovoked attack. It shows a man with an ungovernable temper.”
He then jailed Maydon-Lowe for 21 months.