A man who a court heard had completed a “building better relationships” course after assaulting a previous partner has been jailed for five months for twice attacking a new girlfriend.

Jamie Davenport, aged 27, of Wern y Wylan, Llandudno, admitted common assaults in October and on November 23 on Penny Williams at Mochdre, Colwyn Bay. He also pleaded guilty to damaging a door.

Magistrates’ chairman Toby Prosser told him at Llandudno court: "You have ignored previous interventions offered to you by probation and have an unenviable record of previous convictions.”

Prosecutor Diane Williams said the first bust-up involved Davenport banging the victim’s head on a wall twice, causing two painful lumps to his partner.

The second offence involved Davenport punching Miss Williams in the mouth, causing bleeding and bruising. He disputed there were two blows on this occasion.

Donald Roberts, defending, said: "He accepts he became on both occasions involved in a physical altercation with the complainant. But he says she started the verbal arguments and he has over-reacted.”

On November 23 Davenport claimed he visited Miss Williams “by prior arrangement” and they went to a pub before the assault occurred.

Mr Roberts added that Davenport had been offered a job as a chef.