Jail for thug who beat up his ex on Christmas Day

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A THUG who attacked his ex-partner after turning up at her grandparents’ home on Christmas Day, has been jailed for four years.

Former soldier Kelvin James Cornwell (32) had also set about Stacey Lloyd months earlier when the couple lived in Burnley with their son and her two other children. He had a long record of violence and had beaten her up twice before, once when she was three months’ pregnant, Burnley Crown Court was told.

Cornwell was on bail and subject of a suspended jail term when he attacked Miss Lloyd, punching and kicking her face and body 20 times, dragging her to the floor by her hair and stamping on her at least four times.

The attack was carried out in front of her grandfather, but her three young children had been taken out of the room.

Cornwell’s bail conditions banned him from seeing Miss Lloyd but her turned up at her grandparents’ home in Chorley, where she was living. He threatened her with death before turning violent.

Cornwell, now of Granville Road, Chorley, admitted two assaults. He was also given a 10-year restraining order, to keep him away from Miss Lloyd.

Mr Ben Lawrence (defending) said custody was inevitable. Cornwell was a troubled young man. A psychiatrist who had examined him said he had probably suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after his career in the Army. He had had flashbacks and nightmares.