A man has been jailed after he violently assaulted his girlfriend. Today, Friday 14 March 2014, Lee Edwards of Lever Street, Middleton was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court to ten years in prison. At 1am on Sunday 18 August 2013, Edwards and his girlfriend returned home from a night out and got into an argument. The woman attempted to leave the house but Edwards refused to let her leave. He grabbed hold of her and threw her on to the stairs. He then stood over her and repeatedly punched her in her face and on her body before biting her on the cheek, nose and shoulder.
The woman managed to get on to her side to crawl away when he threw her on her front and repeatedly stamped on her neck and all over her back.
The woman attempted to leave the house but Edwards stopped her and told her to go upstairs. He then strangled her with both hands so she could not breathe.
She managed to escape the house hours after Edwards had fallen asleep.