A MAN who trashed his then partner’s home before subjecting her to a “terrible” assault at a hotel two days later has been jailed for a year.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Daniel Lacey, 34, entered the property in Baildon on February 25 and left a trail of “wanton, thuggish damage.”

Two days later, Lacey went to a hotel with his partner and her three-year old child.

In the middle of the night, he assaulted the woman, an attack which Judge Jonathan Rose said involved “horrific words and terrible violence.”

Lacey, of Hillside Road, Shipley, later voluntarily handed himself into police and pleaded guilty to charges of assault and unlawful damage.

Judge Rose heard that Lacey was serving a community order for affray imposed in May 2016 at the time of the offending, with the charge related to an attack on a taxi driver.

The court heard that following a row over a fare, Lacey racially abused the man before beating up his “defenceless” victim as he sat in his driver’s seat.

Imposing a 12-month sentence, Judge Rose told Lacey: “You’re a bully.

“You pick on defenceless people.”

Referring to the assault on the woman, Judge Rose added: “Men who abuse women will be punished, and you and men like you will learn that courts will not tolerate this type of offence.”