A hairdresser needed five hours of surgery after her boyfriend punched her up to ten times, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Kazimir Sileiko broke three bones in Louise Watson’s face and knocked out her front teeth in the late-night attack at their home in Leeds Road, Shipley.

Lithuanian Sileiko, 26, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on Miss Watson.

He was jailed for three years and three months.

Prosecutor Dave MacKay said the couple’s relationship was volatile and Sileiko had assaulted Miss Watson before. The police had been called out on four occasions.

On January 3, Sileiko had drunk three litres of cider, three pints of lager and half a bottle of wine.

Miss Watson, 48, was annoyed after he smashed the kitchen door window, the court heard yesterday.

She blacked out after Sileiko punched her repeatedly in the face when she came downstairs to see what was going on. Sileiko woke their neighbours, saying: “I kill her,” Mr MacKay said.

Miss Watson needed a five hour operation to repair her broken upper and lower jaws and fractured cheekbone. Plates were inserted into her face and she needed stitches.

Sileiko told police Miss Watson was “not very well”. He said he had assaulted her twice before and was sorry.

Miss Watson described him as jealous and controlling. She said she had been able to return to work at a hair salon, with the support of friends and colleagues.

Sileiko’s solicitor advocate, Michael Reeves, said he was shocked at the pain and suffering he caused Miss Watson and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

The judge, Recorder Edward Bindloss, said Sileiko punched Miss Watson up to ten times in the face – but she said he was not a bad man and had been drinking more because of problems at work.