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Man jailed for 17 months for punching ex-girlfriend- Scarborough

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A violent ex who punched his former girlfriend in the face in a railway station car park has been jailed for 17 months.

Martin Swinger, 44, jumped into a car and attacked his ex-partner whilst she was waiting for her daughter at Scarborough railway station on 6 July 2017 at 9.30pm.

Swinger jumped into her car and punched her in the face. Fearing for her life, she jumped out of the car and ran to a taxi driver asking for help and requesting they call the police.

Swinger then grabbed the car keys from the vehicle and fled. He was stopped nearby by a police officer and arrested.

Swinger, of Grosvenor Road in Scarborough, was already the subject of a restraining order banning him from making contact with his ex for five years when the attack took place.

After pleading guilty to assault, he was sentenced to 17 months imprisonment at York Crown Court today, Tuesday, 5 September - a four month jail term for the assault and for breach of the restraining order, and a further 13 months imprisonment for breach of the suspended sentence, to run consecutively.

Sergeant Tom Eastwood said: “Swinger’s victim was treated in hospital for facial injuries following his brutal attack.

“The incident not only left her with physical injuries but she has also been left emotionally scarred by his actions. Hopefully knowing that he is now behind bars will give her some comfort and help her move forward with her life”.

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