A MAN has been jailed after punching his partner in the face.

Garry John Collinson, 38, was also served with a restraining order after he admitted assaulting the woman in Barrow.

South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court heard police were called to an incident between the pair for the third time in their three-week long relationship.

Prosecutor Lee Dacre said it happened on July 19.

He told magistrates: “The complainant and the defendant had been in a relationship for three weeks but this was the third incident police were called in that period. The complainant came outside and said ‘he hit me and punched me in the face’.”

Mr Dacre told the court that the woman said the incident had left her ‘struggling to sleep’ and ‘anxious’ and led her to call for a restraining order.

She was said to have sustained bruising and swelling on her face after the attack. The prosecutor said Collinson, of no fixed abode, had been making threats to the victim’s family and asked for her sister’s postcode.

The court heard the defendant had 14 previous convictions and had been served with a restraining order against another woman in 2017.

Trystan Roberts, defending, said: “It’s one punch leaving an injury, but nevertheless one punch.”

Magistrates jailed Collinson for four weeks and served him with a restraining order preventing him from contacting the woman or entering Mosley Street for the next two years. He was also told to pay £150 in compensation to the victim, a victim surcharge of £128 and costs of £85.