A man who stamped on his victim breaking her leg in three places during an assault in Monkton has been jailed.
Dean Fowler, 43, of Eltham in London, had denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent following the incident on 16 September 2017.
On Tuesday (December 11), the second day of his trial at Canterbury Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Fowler and his victim, a woman in her 40s, were staying at a caravan park in Monkton when the assault happened.
Investigating officer PC Nikki Rogers said: “Fowler had been drinking at the caravan park’s clubhouse and returned to their caravan at about 10pm.
“Worried that he was drunk, his victim refused to open the caravan door. Fowler smashed the door in, punched her in the face repeatedly and, when she curled up in a foetal position in an attempt to protect herself, he stamped and jumped on her leg three times.
“He then called a member of his family to take her back to London where an ambulance was called.”
PC Rogers said Fowler’s victim was so frightened she didn’t report the assault until January this year when a friend called police on her behalf.
During police interviews Fowler, who was also given a five year restraining order not to contact his victim, claimed she had sustained the injuries by falling out of the caravan when she went to walk the dog. He told officers that he had never been violent towards her.
But this was not the case, said PC Rogers: “Fowler inflicted a vicious and unprovoked attack on his victim, breaking her leg in three places. She needed surgery to repair the breaks and was on crutches for six months. She also suffered a fractured cheekbone in the assault.
“Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Kent Police. Any form of abuse is completely unacceptable and we continue to encourage victims to report incidents to us by visiting www.kent.police.uk/report or by calling 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.”