A persistent stalker has been jailed again after attacking his ex-partner and breaching a restraining order.
The 34-year-old breached a restraining order again on two occasions early this year when he turned up at the woman’s house and smashed her mobile phone before stamping and punching her, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
Jonathan Giffins, prosecuting, said: “During the early hours of February 23 the woman returned home from her mother’s birthday party and the defendant walked through the front door.
“He went through her mobile phone before smashing it. Then assaulted her by punching and stamping on her, causing bruising to her lip, cheek and back.”
The court was told on March 3 at around 11.30pm the woman heard knocking on the front door and quickly realised it was Pooley, who then smashed a living room window to gain entry.
The woman barricaded herself in the bedroom with a cabinet and called a friend for help, with the police then arriving at the property.
On arriving they found the defendant in the bathroom with a belt around his neck, the court was told.
The defendant was drunk at the time and expressed remorse for his action, the court heard.
Pooley, who appeared via video link from HMP Doncaster, pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order, assault by beating and causing criminal damage.
He was sentenced to 32 months in prison and the restraining order was increased to 10 years.
The joiner was previously jailed in 2020 after being found in the woman’s shed despite being subject to the restraining order.
After his release the woman woke to find him standing in her bedroom before assaulting her, and was jailed again.
In other incidents Pooley turned up at her home and chased a man from the house with a spade, and made unwanted phone calls and sent the woman text messages.
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