ANGLESEY man James Robert Owen kicked his partner to the face three times and blamed her for making him do it.

He also threw bleach at her which damaged her clothing but did not hurt her.

When locked up following three separate incidents of violence against Hayley Murphy, Owen rang her from prison to try and get her to drop the case.

She also received messages from other prisoners on his behalf.

Owen, 30 of Mynydd y Ddraig in Holyhead, was due to go on trial today.

But after the jury was sworn to hear the case at Mold Crown Court he changed his pleas.

Judge Rhys Rowlands jailed him for a total of 27 months this afternoon.

Owen, who had admitted some charges before trial, was jailed for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two charges of common assault, damaging her phone and her clothes, and doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice.

A five year restraining order was made not to approach Miss Murphy, the mother of his son.

The court heard that Owen had since a child with another woman but he had missed the birth because he was in prison.

Judge Rowlands said that in the summer of last year there had been three incidents of violence when he lost his temper with the victim.

One was particularly serious when he completely lost his temper and kicked her to the face three times, leaving her with unpleasant injuries.

Following his arrest he tried to influence her, effectively trying to stop her giving evidence, from his prison cell.

He had previous convictions including wounding with intent going to back to 2008 when he received a lengthy prison sentence.

The defendant also had a conviction for battery against another woman in 2016.

Judge Rowlands said that Owen now had another child with a different woman and he hopped that when he was released he would do something to curb his behaviour.

Prosecuting barrister Anna Price detailed three incidents of violence in the summer of last year upon the victim.

In one he kicked her to the face three times as she tried to protect her face with her hands while on the floor.

She asked him to stop and he also punched her to the face.

He held a bottle of bleach and said if she tried to get out she would “get it”.

When he saw her trying to open a window he threw the bleach at her, which damaged her clothing.

The following morning he appeared shocked when he saw the injuries to her face.

But he said that she had made him do it, which was something he had said before.

Her sister took photographs of her injuries on a mobile phone.

On another occasion he slapped her to the face and threw drink at her.

When she tried to call for help on her landline- he had already smashed her mobile phone – it went dead because he had damaged the phone wire outside.

John Philpotts, defending, said that his client had changed his pleas.

He knew that it had to be custody but he asked the judge to keep it as short as was proper in line with his public duty.

Mr Philpotts said he did not wish to minimise what had taken place.

Injuries had been unpleasant but there was no evidence of serious injury.

DC Keri Arthan said: “A violent offender is behind bars. I would encourage any victim of domestic abuse to contact North Wales Police, you will be listened to.”