A VIOLENT Stratford man stamped on his former partner’s face when he attacked her in her own home after becoming angry at finding she was to take part in a make-up photo-shoot.
Fortunately for both Lee Bannergee and his victim, he was not wearing shoes at the time, a judge at Warwick Crown Court has heard.
Bannergee, of Glebe Road, was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to assault on his partner causing her actual bodily harm.
Prosecutor William Douglas-Jones said 32 year-old Bannergee and the woman had split up, but on November 9 last year he stayed at her home to visit their children.
But there was ‘some agitation’ when he found out that she was due to take part in a make-up photo-shoot the next day.
When she got up the following morning he had left, but returned at 8am saying he needed to talk.
She took the children to school, and when she returned he was aggressive and told her he was ‘in a bad frame of mind,’ so she went outside and sat in her car to give him time to calm down.
The woman phoned Bannergee to ask him to leave, but he was still there when she got back to the house, and he became aggressive and began calling her names.
Back in the living room he punched her, at which she stood up and went to the bedroom to get her shoes so she could leave.
When she came out she found Bannergee blocking the door, and he put his hands round her throat and pushed her back into the bedroom before releasing his grip.
“She screamed in fear, and he put his hand over her mouth and pulled her to the floor and then, standing over her, he stamped on her head, face, chest and arms,” said Mr Douglas-Jones.
During a break in Bannergee’s attack on her, she managed to get away and went out into the back garden, after which he left her home.
When Bannergee, who had previous convictions for offences including battery and wounding, was arrested he admitted the assault, although not the extent of it, and said he was appalled at what he had done.
Martin Liddiard, defending, said Bannergee had lost his job as a result of the incident but was now working again, gets violent when he drinks, and is ashamed of what he did.
Jailing Bannergee, Judge Sylvia de Bertodano also imposed a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting his victim.