A Cliftonville man who seriously assaulted a former partner has been jailed for 14 years.
Christian Hinkley, 30, formerly of Harold Road, will also serve an additional four years on licence following a number of attacks on the same woman.
He was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and three common assaults and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday 11 April.
On one occasion in December 2015 ambulance crews were called to Hinkley’s home address following a report that his victim was suffering an asthma attack.
When they arrived they noticed she was covered in cuts and bruises, which police later established had been caused by Hinkley when he punched, bit and strangled her inside the property.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Leigh Morris said: “I am pleased that Christian Hinkley has received such a lengthy sentence because it means his victim will no longer be at risk from his violent actions.
“Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Kent Police and results like this send a strong message that such offences will not be tolerated by us or the courts. I hope it encourages other victims to have the courage to speak up and put a stop to their suffering.”