"if you try to get out of the car, I will get really mad."
Mohammed Malik, aged 24, of Whalley Range, Manchester, was jailed for 27 months after subjecting his ex-partner to a sickening attack.
Manchester Crown Court heard he attacked the woman, who is the mother of his child after they met up to go clothes shopping for the baby.
He had questioned whether he was the child’s father.
Malik parked up outside Mothercare in Cheetham Hill before accusing the woman of speaking to other men. An argument started. The woman then tried to get out of the car.
Malik pushed her into the footwell and bit her leg, leaving a “prominent mark”.
He poured a fizzy drink over her face and forced his fingers down her throat, making her vomit.
Malik continued his sickening attack by dragging the woman into a flat and putting her in the bath, before threatening to make her eat a used toilet brush. He eventually let her go.
Kate Hammond, prosecuting, explained that the couple were in a casual relationship from early 2019 to September when the woman was granted a non-molestation order.
Malik was banned from contacting the woman, who gave birth a month before the attack.
The pair continued texting between November 26 and December 1, however, Malik turned on her and became increasingly angry.
In one message, he told her: “You’re going to burn in hell. I’m going to make sure my son is not going to be raised by the likes of you.”
Ms Hammond said: “[The victim] met up with the defendant on December 1 in the Aldi car park on Ashton New Road as they were going to buy their child some new clothes.
“As Aldi was closed, they decided to go to Mothercare located in Fort Retail in Cheetham Hill instead.
“On the way, he started questioning her about what she was doing and if she was meeting boys and they started to argue.
“He then parked in such a way that the passenger side of the vehicle was parked against some railings.
“The defendant then said ‘if you try to get out of the car, I will get really mad’.”
Malik then accused her of meeting other men. He stopped her from getting out of the car.
Ms Hammond continued: “The defendant then said to her ‘that’s it, things are going to get really bad now’.
“He drove off from Cheetham Road and continued to shout at her. She tried to ring the police from her phone in her pocket and left the line open.
“The police then issued a manhunt, to prevent her from coming to harm, which lasted five hours.
“In the call, he can be heard saying ‘even the police won’t be able to get you back from me – the only way you will get away is through Allah’.
“He then pointed to a block of flats and said he would put her in there and ‘nobody would know’.”
Malik pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of a non-molestation order and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
In a statement, the woman said: “When I was in a relationship with him, I was scared of his mood swings and I am fearful of living alone as I picture that he will turn up at my house.
“The bite on my leg has scarred and is a reminder of what I went through. I never feel like I will be able to get over what he did to me.
“I felt like I wanted to kill myself and he used to tell me that nobody liked me so I should just end it. Every day, I take a new step to becoming stronger.
“This has scarred me for life.”
Malik has previous convictions for robbery and drug dealing.
Thomas McKail, defending, said at the time of the sickening attack, Malik believed he might not be the father of the child.
He said: “He was emotionally impacted upon.
“He spent many months preparing to be a father both financially and emotionally and he was devastated. There was an erratic change in behaviour which led to the non-molestation order being issued.
“The defendant lost control and lost his temper and he recognises the irrational and criminal behaviour.
“He is truly remorseful for his actions – this was completely out of character.”
Judge Timothy Smith told him: “You used inexcusable behaviour towards her and in my opinion, this was controlling and degrading abuse of her.”
Manchester Evening News reported that Malik was jailed for 27 months. He was also made the subject of a restraining order for an indefinite period.