A VIOLENT man assaulted his partner and threatened to ‘napalm’ her during a campaign of abuse last summer.

Callum Astley, 28, has been handed an extended prison sentence after a judge said there was no doubt in his mind Astley was a dangerous offender.

Judge Graham Knowles QC, sentencing, said Astley ‘victimised’ the woman repeatedly while he was under the influence of drugs.

He assaulted her on two separate occasions in Lancaster on July 27 and 28, Preston Crown Court heard.

Astley, of Ellesmere Road, Morecambe, admitted three counts of assault against the woman, as well as a charge of common assault against another person.

In a letter to the judge, Astley said he was disgusted by his behaviour towards his partner last summer.

Since he was remanded into custody he has started counselling to address anger problems and issues from his past, he said.

The court heard Astley has previous convictions or violence against partners in 2013 and 2014 and was previously jailed for arson.

Judge Knowles said: “You have abused drugs, you have abused alcohol. These offences – threatening to napalm people and going as far as boiling water and mixing sugar, getting petrol… it is clearly a case where risk exists.”

He handed Astley a four-year prison sentence with a year’s extended licence period, telling him: “I hope for the sake of people you encounter and for your own sake that the counselling you are doing now will mean this time in prison you come out, whenever that may be, a very different man to the man you were when you committed these offences in the summer last year and all the other times on your record.”

Cumbria Police’s Acting Detective Inspector Scott Elgey said: “Astley is facing the harsh reality of a spell behind bars for the violence he carried out.

“Domestic violence is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and we take a proactive and sensitive approach to investigating incidents which are reported to us.”

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