A MAN has been jailed for subjecting a woman to a brutal attack in the street at she walked home with her two-year-old daughter.

Douglas Bell, 32, of Priory Road, Jarrow, put them both in his car and took them to his home address where the victim woke up the next morning with multiple injuries.

He has been jailed at Newcastle Crown Court after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and breaching a restraining order.

The victim said in an impact statement: "As a result of Doug's recent assault, my life has been turned upside down. I couldn't eat solids for at least six weeks.

"I had to move back in with my mam so she could help look after my children, which has disrupted them and I had to go on the sick from work.”

Detective Constable Rosie Dixon of the force’s safeguarding department said: “This woman has been subject to a truly horrific assault at the hands of Bell.

“She has not only suffered a physical assault but is still now suffering the mental and emotional impact this has had on her.

“No one should be subject to such abuse and it has been absolutely right that it has been reported to police and put before the courts. I hope this can give her the strength to move on with her life.”

Anyone who has been a victim of any form of violence, abuse or coercive behaviour, whether this is recent or historic, should contact the police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Victims can also contact Victims First Northumbria on 0800 011 3116 who will give independent advice and support.