"The victim's mum was there and she tried to help her daughter."
Sabeel Ayub, aged 26, of Dewsbury, was given a community order after he beat up his partner over texts from another man. He then attacked her mother as she rushed to help.
Kirklees Magistrates Court heard he had a violent history in his relationship with his on-off partner of six years.
Prosecutor Tom Jackson explained that this includes an incident where she suffered a serious head injury.
He attacked her again at her mother’s home in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury on March 10, 2019.
Mr Jackson said: “The defendant was looking through her phone and saw texts from another male.
“He punched her in the face, causing bruising around her eye, and smashed her iPhone beyond repair.
“The victim’s mum was there and she tried to help her daughter.
“The defendant grabbed her by the wrist, causing her pain and discomfort.”
Police was called to the house but Ayub’s partner refused to provide a statement. But her mother did and the strength of her evidence against him would have resulted in a conviction.
However, Ayub pleaded guilty on the day of his trial to two charges of assault by beating and criminal damage.
Magistrates heard that he had violence-related convictions dating back to when he was a youth.
In 2013, Ayub received a community sentence for dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.
In December 2015, he was jailed for his involvement in a £250,000 car crime operation.
Ayub was part of a 10-man group that were arrested following an 18-month police investigation into a large ‘chop shop’ racket dealing in stolen cars.
Over £250,000 worth of vehicles were stolen in burglaries across West Yorkshire between June 2013 and November 2014.
Several vehicles were recovered at so-called ‘chop shops’ where vehicles are rebuilt.
Ayub was convicted of burglary and handling stolen goods. He was jailed for two years and three months.
In mitigation, Paul Blanchard told magistrates that while Ayub’s record was not to be envied, he hadn’t received a community-based penalty for six years.
He said: “One of the victims refused to give a statement and didn’t attend for trial.
“Mum’s evidence would have convicted him but he chose not to challenge her evidence.”
Mr Blanchard explained that Ayub’s relationship, with whom he shares a child, will continue.
As a direct alternative to a jail sentence, magistrates sentenced Ayub to a community order.
This includes a 33-day Building Better Relationships Programme and 10 rehabilitation activity days. He was also ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.
Sabeel Ayub must pay £50 compensation to the victim’s mother as well as £620 prosecution costs and £85 victim surcharge.
The Examiner reported that magistrates gave him an indefinite restraining order, banning him from contacting the victim or going to her home on Headland Lane.