"The whole incident regularly goes through her mind"
Mohammed Hussain, aged 40, of Burnley, was jailed for 21 months for a drug-fuelled attack on his ex-girlfriend.
Preston Crown Court heard that he fractured her arm following a row.
On September 12, 2019, Hussain texted the woman, inviting her to his home.
Adam Lodge, prosecuting, explained that the woman, who had been in a turbulent on-off relationship with Hussain for the previous five months, was initially reluctant about going but eventually went just after midnight.
The pair took drugs and alcohol and in the early hours of September 13, they went to bed together.
At some point, a heated argument ensued. Hussain said he grabbed her arm and pulled it up towards her back as he feared that the woman was about to hit him.
Hussain also admitted “back-handing” the woman twice in the face.
Mr Lodge said the woman waited until Hussain fell asleep. She then escaped and ran to a neighbouring friend’s house for help, naked from the waist down.
She was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with a fractured arm, as well as injuries to her eyes and nose. She was also bleeding from the ears.
Mr Lodge summarised the victim impact statement, saying:
“She is scared to leave the house. She is scared of further acts of violence. She believes the defendant knows people who will hurt her.
“She suffers stress and anxiety. The whole incident regularly goes through her mind, causing her sleepless nights and nightmares.”
Hussain pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm without intent.
He was previously convicted for stabbing a man following a nightclub argument.
Philip Holden, defending, said that Hussain had been in custody since September 15 and he was keen to be released so he could continue being the sole carer for his son.
Mr Holden said: “It is clear the defendant is embarrassed by his own behaviour.
“This has significantly affected his relationship with his 10-year-old son. He has been living in Pakistan with his paternal grandfather.
“The defendant is keen to be reunited with him. He has been the sole carer for his son since he was two and the relationship with his mother broke down.
“This relationship with the victim is over. The defendant knows that. He wants to put these matters behind him.”
However, Judge Andrew Jefferies QC said that an immediate custodial sentence would be imposed for the drug-fuelled attack.
He said: “I have read submissions on your behalf, a letter from an imam, a letter from Novas who have been working with you in custody and your own letter to me. They describe an intelligent and personable man.
“However, on the 13 of September last year, you were anything but that.
“You were arguing with the victim about something and you, thinking she was going to land a blow on you, grabbed her arm and twisted.
“You heard it snap, such was the force of that twist. You then delivered two forceful – what are colloquially known as – backhanders, causing her further injury.
“You accept these were no way permitted. Although you say you were acting in self-defence there was a disproportionate level of force.”
Lancashire Telegraph reported that Hussain was sentenced to 21 months in prison.