Leicester man David Glen-Meade jailed after violent assault on his girlfriend
A jealous boyfriend who repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend, and then punched a Good Samaritan who came to her rescue, has been jailed.
David Glen-Meade had arranged to meet his 19-year-old estranged partner in Leicester hoping for a reconciliation, following an earlier falling out.
She refused to kiss him, so he bit her lips. He grabbed her around her throat and pushed her against a parked van.
Unable to get away, she threatened to call the police, so he took her phone.
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James Varley, prosecuting, said she was asking people in the street for help and a Good Samaritan handed her his phone. He said: "The defendant punched him to the face, causing him to fall, with a split lip.
"After the girlfriend used the man's phone to call for help, the defendant threw it on the floor, breaking it."
Mr Varley told Leicester Crown Court the defendant embarked on a "campaign of violence and stalking" during their on-off "passionate" relationship.
Glen-Meade (20), of Winchester Avenue, Westcotes, Leicester, admitted common assault upon both victims.
He also admitted causing an affray on an earlier occasion, when he drove his then girlfriend off in a car and repeatedly punched her and tried to strangle her.
Glen-Meade also pleaded guilty to causing her actual bodily harm by dragging her out of a friend's house by her hair and causing her to fall and bang her head on the doorstep.
She suffered a lump on her back and a swollen neck. The offences happened between April and June this year.
Glen-Meade was jailed for two years and two months.
The couple have since separated and the judge made a restraining order banning him from contacting her indefinitely.
Mr Varley said problems arose between the couple because of the defendant's controlling and jealous behaviour after she went on holiday with a group of girlfriends, in March. On the occasions they broke up, up he would send her threatening messages.
Steven Newcombe, mitigating, said: "He's an emotional and troubled young man and had considerable difficulties growing up. He'd formed an extremely close relationship with this girl.
"He had certain issues with her, tied in with jealousy."
He now has a new partner.
Judge Lynn Tayton QC said: "It was a campaign against this woman over a period of months. It's had a significant impact on her, causing on-going depression and anxiety, as one would expect."