A man who carried out a violent attack on a woman in front of her young child has been jailed.

Owen Harris, 21, stamped on the victim’s head and kicked her in the face during the terrifying assault in October 2023 in Middlesbrough.

The victim was left with a broken nose, a broken eye socket, and severe swelling and bruising to her eyes and head.

Harris, from Middlesbrough, was arrested and charged with wounding with intent and appeared at Teesside Crown Court on April 24, where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Owen HarrisOwen Harris (Image: CLEVELAND POLICE)

He appeared at the same court on Tuesday (July 9) to be sentenced for wounding with intent and one count of robbery relating to an unrelated incident.

The judge jailed Harris for eight months for robbery and five years and four months for wounding with intent; making a total of six years.

A restraining order was also imposed preventing him from contacting the victim.

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Following sentencing, investigating officer PC Hood from the Domestic Abuse Unit at Cleveland Police, said: “I welcome the sentence that was passed today. The bravery and courage shown from the victim in this case is truly incredible. She has to live with the trauma of what happened every day.

“I’d like to thank the victim for her support throughout the process as well as Middlesbrough Response officers PC Appleton and PC Sell for their help. They both responded brilliantly to this incident initially and obtained all the crucial evidence at the scene.

“Domestic violence is taken extremely seriously within Cleveland Police and this behaviour will not be tolerated. I sincerely hope the victim and her young son can recover from this and the sentence handed today has given them some sort of justice.”