A Penrith man has been jailed for assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.
Kyle Pelham, 23, of Raiselands Croft, was sentenced to 22 months in prison at Carlisle Crown Court and was given a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victim.
He admitted three counts of assault and one of coercive and controlling behaviour.
Detective Constable James Bowness, who led the investigation, said:
“I am pleased with the sentence given today.
“Pelham subjected his victim to three separate assaults as part of his controlling behaviour.
“Even during interview Pelham tried to control the interview, claiming the victim was making up the allegation and claiming the injustice to himself.
“As a force we are committed to providing victims of crime with the support they need, and I would encourage anyone who finds themselves the victim of crime to come forward and report it.
“I can assure victims of domestic violence and controlling behaviour that they will be treated courteously and compassionately by specially trained officers.”
Anyone who would like to report domestic abuse can call Cumbria police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.