Ex-boyfriend who beat up two women in Kettering given 22-month jail sentence

Crown Court GV
Crown Court GV

A violent ex-boyfriend who carried out a brutal attack on his former partner and her sister has been sentenced to 22 months in jail.

James Taylor, aged 26, of Bath Road, Kettering, punched and kicked two women after he drank a large amount of vodka on November 29 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard Taylor starting attacking the women after he accused them of talking about him behind his back.

Taylor grabbed his former partner’s sister around her throat and then knocked his ex-girlfriend unconscious after he punched her in the head.

The court heard he then punched and kicked his former partner’s sister.

Taylor’s former partner then regained consciousness and she tried to restrain him but he bit her arm and finger.

The court heard Taylor then prevented the two women from leaving the house and threw his former partner on to the pavement after he thought she was using her phone to call the police.

Taylor pleaded guilty to two charges of actual bodily harm. He also admitted a charge of driving while disqualified, committed a month after he was released on bail.

His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo said it was an “unpleasant offence” that included a “humiliating course of conduct”.

Taylor was sentenced to 19 months in prison for the assaults and three months, consecutively, for driving while disqualified.