Mahmood then punched her in the face several times.
Sajad Mahmood, aged 37, of no fixed address, was jailed for two years and three months for a violent attack on his ex-wife and her mother.
Bradford Crown Court heard it was his fourth attack on his ex-partner. He attacked her mother when she intervened to protect her.
Mahmood had served three previous jail sentences for causing the woman actual bodily harm.
He had breached a restraining order when he turned up outside her home in Bradford. Mahmood had been drinking and she was too scared to refuse him entry into her home.
One inside the address, Mahmood continued drinking before falling asleep on the sofa.
However, when he woke up, he began shouting at the woman. She covered her face with her hands out of fear he was about to attack her.
Miss Downing said Mahmood then punched her in the face several times.
She did not ask him to leave. The woman went out and returned home at 9 pm the next day, hoping Mahmood had gone.
But when Mahmood saw her, he lunged at her and tried to grab her by the hair.
She ran outside with her mother but he chased after them and caught up with them. At that point, the woman’s mother was attacked while she was protecting her daughter.
Police officers in the area saw what was happening and Mahmood was arrested.
He pleaded guilty to his second breach of the restraining order, assault by beating and common assault, all between September 15 and 18, 2020.
The court heard that the victim suffered cuts, bruising and a scratched face.
Mahmood had three previous convictions for assaulting her occasioning actual bodily harm. He was jailed for four months, 18 months and 20 months. During the last attack, in 2017, he punched her and kicked her in the face five times.
This was his second breach of the restraining order made to protect her.
Mahmood had also been jailed for three years and six years for drugs trafficking and money laundering offences.
Clare Walsh, defending, said her client knew he was going to prison. He was homeless at the time and alcohol played a part in the offending.
Judge Jonathan Rose told Mahmood:
“You are a man incapable of restraining your criminal instincts.”
The judge called him a violent bully with a bad record whose victim was too afraid of him not to allow him into her home.
Mahmood was jailed for two years and three months for the violent attack.
The restraining order was also set to remain in place without limit of time.