Kettering thug bit his girlfriend's face and headbutted her

He's been jailed

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:34 pm
Callum Tomlinson

A violent boyfriend from Kettering has been jailed for biting his partner’s face and headbutting her so hard that she almost choked on her own blood.

Callum Tomlinson left the victim unconscious in a doorway in Torquay town centre and her life was saved by two passers-by who picked her up, cleared her airway, and called an ambulance.

He has a record of violence to women and was already on a suspended sentence from Northampton Crown Court for a similar attack on his previous partner, who he battered at her home in Kettering.

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He had been drinking with his new girlfriend in Torquay nine days after pubs re-opened in April and lost his temper after he was thrown out of a pub.

The former regional Thai kick boxing champion vented his rage on his partner, who was left battered and bloody but suffered no broken bones.

In the earlier incident in Kettering, he turned up at his former girlfriend’s home on New Year’s Day, 2020, throttled her and punched her repeatedly to the face.

He kicked in her front door, told her he was going to bite her face off, and searched her home to see if she had another man in it.

Tomlinson, aged 30 and formerly of Kettering, admitted causing actual bodily harm and breaching a suspended sentence. He was jailed for two-and-a half years by Judge Peter Johnson at Exeter Crown Court.

He told him: “You became extremely aggressive and abusive. You bit her face and headbutted, causing her to become unconscious.

"A Good Samaritan rescued her so she did not choke on her own blood.”

Herc Ashworth, prosecuting, said the assault was caught on town centre CCTV cameras late on April 21.

She was treated in hospital and left feeling dizzy, sick, and with a burning pain to her face.

Tomlinson left the scene in a taxi but was intercepted by police on his way home.

The previous assault was in Kettering on January 1, 2020, in which he punched his ex-girlfriend and threatened to ‘bite her face off’.

William Parkhill, defending, said Tomlinson has spent a month in custody since his arrest and this has given him time to reflect.

He now wants to address his issues of anger and mental health.