A man who subjected a woman to serious assaults, pulling out a clump of her hair and punching kicking and choking her, has been jailed.
Nathan Galvin, 29, from Margate assaulted his victim twice.
On the first occasion in October 2017 Galvin verbally abused the victim before pulling her hair so hard a clump came out. When she tried to defend herself by covering her head with her arms, Galvin punched her in the arms.
On the second occasion just 10 days later he punched her in the face. When she begged him to stop he grabbed her around the throat and squeezed her neck with his hands and said he would kick her across the kitchen when she cried out she couldn’t breathe. When she went into another room, he continued to kick and punch the victim causing multiple injuries.
When he left the room, the victim was able to grab her phone and hit the redial button. The call connected to her friend who heard her cries for help and went to the address.
Galvin was arrested the next day.
He was found guilty of assault and actual bodily harm yesterday (February 22) following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court. He was jailed for three years.
Investigating officer PC Hazel Edgar-Nevill said: “Galvin is violent man who subjected his victim to a sustained and terrifying ordeal.
“The victim has shown great courage in coming forward and I commend her for that.
“He is clearly a danger to women and I am pleased with the outcome at court.”