Cambridge man who broke girlfriend's rib is jailed for more than two years

A domestic abuser who attacked his girlfriend on three different occasions and once left her with a broken rib has been jailed for more than two years.

The girlfriend of Jamie Willis, 31, of Tweedale, Cambridge, first told police about the pattern of abuse in December.

The first incident, which took place in November at Christ’s Pieces in the city, saw Willis punch the woman in the face and kick her repeatedly after knocking her to the floor.

After a while, Willis pulled her up from the ground by her coat and told her he “didn’t hit her that hard.”

After a week Willis’ girlfriend was still in extreme pain so she visited hospital and was told she had a broken rib.

Willis apologised and the pair rekindled their relationship, but things turned sour again less than a month later and he attacked her on two other occasions.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and one of assault by beating.

DC Marcus Johnson, who investigated, said Willis had shown little remorse.

Willis was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on the same day (10 June) where he was handed a total of 27 months in prison for the offences.

He was also given a 10-year restraining order, preventing him from contacting his former partner.