Margate thug who left ex-partner injured after attack is jailed

JAILED: Kieron McDonald-Gillet,

A man who left his ex-partner with a broken hand and scarred ear following an attack in Margate has been jailed.

On Saturday 6 January, Kieron McDonald-Gillet, 22, of Canterbury Road threw a can of beer at his former partner so hard that it fractured her hand.

Canterbury Crown Court heard how he then continued to argue with the woman inside a property in Margate before taking a knife from the kitchen drawer and slashing her across the ear.

McDonald-Gillet then smashed up items around her home before fleeing the scene.

The victim called for an ambulance and reported the attack to Kent Police.  McDonald-Gillet was found by officers nearby and arrested.

He finally admitted to what he’d done during the trial at Canterbury and pleaded guilty to  wounding with intent and criminal damage.

On Wednesday (August 1) he was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison.

Investigating officer PC Tony Edwards, said: “There is never a reason for anyone to suffer violence like this.

“McDonald-Gillet is a volatile and aggressive person who intended to hurt his victim that day. He showed absolutely no remorse after leaving her with injuries that have left permanent scars across her face and ear.

“I hope his lengthy prison sentence sends a strong message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated by Kent Police.”

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