A man who violently assaulted his ex-partner after breaking into her home has been jailed for 15 months.
Stuart Welch, 30, from Lindell Crescent in Biggleswade, admitted actual bodily harm and using violence to force entry to a property at an earlier hearing.
In the early hours of June 25, he had smashed the window of his victim's home before carrying out what has been described as a "vicious and violent assault" while a young child was in the house.
Welch had been threatening the woman which terrified her and stopped her seeking help. It was her neighbours who alerted police.