A man from Cambridgeshire has been jailed after he assaulted a woman he met on a dating website.
Charlie Mulryan, 33 of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and criminal damage.
A short time after arriving at a house in Bedford he became agitated.
The victim and her friend tried to calm him down but were still concerned by his behaviour and tried to coax him out of the house.
Mulryan then struck the victim several times inflicting serious injuries and causing her to lose consciousness.
The victim’s friend managed to get out of the house and called police. Mulryan then damaged two nearby vehicles.
When police and ambulance staff arrived at the scene, he again became aggressive and assaulted a police officer.
Investigation Officer Gary Hales said: