Girlfriend was subjected to attack in hotel room

Shane Davies admitted two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm on his girlfriend
Shane Davies admitted two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm on his girlfriend
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  • Shane Davies made woman sleep on floor after attacks
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A MAN was too embarrassed to tell his probation officer how he had repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend, a court heard.

Shane Davies had taken his partner to London after she agreed to get back with him.

ou carried out a repeated assault involving some serious elements of degradation

Recorder Michael Parroy QC

But after drinking, the 27-year-old flew into a jealous rage over attention she received on social media. He attacked her in a taxi in London and in their hotel room in The Strand.

Prosecutor Gary Venturi told Portsmouth Crown Court: ‘They were sitting in the back of a taxi.

‘Mr Davies was taking hold of the victim’s index finger, twisting it and yanking it backwards.

‘It wasn’t until the driver told him to calm down that he let go of her fingers.’

The victim suffered bruising to her fingers, Mr Venturi said.

Both Davies and his girlfriend then went back to the hotel.

Mr Venturi added: ‘Mr Davies was still angry with the victim.

‘Mr Davies, pretending to kiss her, in fact bit her lower lip when their mouths came together.

‘Eventually they went up to their hotel room.

‘Mr Davies was saying “I want to get in the room and go to sleep”.

But Davies continued to attack her – shoving her to the floor, pulling her hair and hitting her.

Mr Venturi added: ‘He ordered her to go to the balcony and strip to be humiliated.

‘As she began to remove her clothing she reports Mr Davies tripping her over so she hit her head on the door frame.

‘He took her by the throat, forcing her on to the bed. She ended up on her knees on the floor, cowering.’

It was then Davies forced her to sleep on the floor on a towel as he went to bed.

The victim suffered bruises to her left elbow and right ear, a lump on the back of her head and lost some hair.

She also suffered bruising to her buttocks and throat and neck in the attack on June 20.

Jailing him for 26 months, Recorder Michael Parroy QC said: ‘You carried out a repeated assault involving some serious elements of degradation.’

Audrey Archer, defending, said Davies’ pre-sentence report was not full as he had difficulty admitting what he had done to his young female probation officer.

Ms Archer said: ‘He apologised to the victim the next morning, recognising what he had done.’

Davies, of Hanover Street, Portsea, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, with 20 months for each ABH concurrent and six months for breaching a previous suspended sentence order.

Recorder Parroy imposed a restraining order banning Davies from contacting the woman.