A man who repeatedly kicked his ex-partner in the face while she sat on the floor has been jailed


Lewis Habergham, 29, saw the victim walking in Cambridge in November last year and began attempting to rekindle their relationship,

But his advances were rejected and he punched her in the face in the street. He followed her back to her home and forced his way in, refusing several times to leave.

The following day the victim pleaded with Habergham to leave but he refused and as she sat on the floor, he repeatedly kicked her in the face. He then grabbed an ashtray and poured the contents into her mouth before throwing it at her head.

Finally, he stole a bottle of Versace aftershave before leaving.

The following day he was arrested and later admitted charges of breaching a restraining order, assault occasioning ABH, assault and theft.

Habergham, of Histon Road, Cambridge, has now been jailed for three years and 18 weeks at Peterborough Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Mike Barnshaw said: “This was a particularly nasty assault and I would like to applaud the courage shown by the victim throughout her ordeal.

“No-one deserves to be attacked, especially in their own home, and I am happy we were able to bring Habergham to justice before he was able to do any more harm.

“Tackling domestic abuse remains a force priority and I hope this sentence sends a clear message that we are there for victims and will do all we can to protect them.”