A THUG repeatedly punched his girlfriend before biting her face after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

Tom Mobey was drunk after downing Pimm's before what was described in court as a 'particularly nasty' attack.

After the assault the 47-year-old of Ruskin Close, Didcot, went on to bombard the woman with messages, pleading with her to take him back.

Mobey had already admitted one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and another count of harassment.

Outlining the case at his sentencing at Oxford Crown Court yesterday prosecutor Robert Lindsey said the pair had been in a relationship for five years.

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During that time there had been 'several reported allegations of violence made to the police' he said.

He said that one episode of violence and the focus of the assault charge, took place at the woman's home on August 30.

She returned from work at about 10pm and the pair drank Pimm's before he became 'intoxicated.'

He then asked the woman for sex and having completed chores that day, the court heard, he 'tried to make her feel guilty for the chores he had completed.'

He persisted but was rebuffed and he then launched into the attack, punching her twice, before biting her across the nose causing it to bleed.

She called 999 and police found Mobey 'sat in his underwear in a state of intoxication and oblivious to what he had done.'

After the attack he went on to harass her by sending numerous messages, and contacts via social media, apologising and making efforts to get back together with her.

In mitigation their relationship was called 'volatile' in which both would drink alcohol and 'behave inappropriately'.

Judge Nigel Daly called the attack 'particularly nasty' and jailed Mobey for a total of 26 months.