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Thug who threatened to ‘beat baby out of pregnant girlfriend’ jailed

Violent thug, 25, is jailed for 21 months after he threw a glass bottle at his pregnant girlfriend’s head and threatened to ‘beat the baby out of her’

  • Jack Farley, 25, threatened to ‘beat the baby’ out of his pregnant ex-girlfriend
  • He also admitted repeatedly assaulting her including throwing glass bottle
  • Farley was sentenced to 21 months in prison at Plymouth Crown Court 

Jack Farley, 25, has been jailed for 21 months after admitting a string of assaults against his pregnant ex-girlfriend 

A violent thug who threatened to ‘beat the baby’ out of his pregnant girlfriend has been jailed for almost two years.  

Jack Farley, 25, was locked up for a string of assaults on the woman including throwing a glass bottle at her head.

Plymouth Crown Court heard the couple were together for 17 months before splitting up in March 2018.

The court heard one of the attacks happened weeks later when the woman visited him to tell him she was six weeks pregnant with his baby.

Neil Whittle, prosecuting, told the court: ”He lost his temper, grabbed her and told her “I am going to beat the baby out of you”.’

A judge told him the attacks were serious and had a ‘bad effect’ on his partner.

Jailing him for 21 months, Judge James Townsend said: ‘Your victim was vulnerable and on one occasion you threw a bottle at her.’

Neil Whittle, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said one of the attacks on April 15 2018 was sparked when the woman visited Farley to tell him that she was six weeks pregnant with his baby.

He said: ‘He lost his temper, grabbed her and told her ‘I am going to beat the baby out of you’.’

The court also heard previously Farley pushed her over on October 9, 2017, so that she banged and cut her head against a wall.

Mr Whittle added that on March 3 last year, the defendant threw a bottle of Calpol at the woman.

He said that it shattered and sent a shard of glass into the side of her head – leaving a scar.

Mr Whittle said police tried to stop unlicensed Farley at the wheel of a Renault van in Mutley on April 2 this year.

He added that he raced away with tyres screeching, going the wrong way down a one-way street.

The barrister said a woman crossing the road was forced to jump out of the way and that Farley only stopped when he had to brake in front of a police car.

The court heard Farley was then found to have a small amount of cannabis.

Farley, of Plymouth, Devon, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm, one of common assault and harassment. 

Farley also admitted dangerous driving, driving without a licence and possession of cannabis. 

Farley admitted a string of offences including assault, dangerous driving and harassment at Plymouth Crown Court, pictured

He was jailed for a total of 21 months.  

Will Willden, for Farley, said that the relationship had continued after the assault.

He added that the defendant assisted with the baby born in January.

Mr Willden said there was ‘to and fro’ of messages at the time of the harassment.

The barrister added: ‘He realises that his behaviour has to stop and he wants to be a proper father to his son.

‘He has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but has never been medicated. He has medicated himself, hence the cannabis charge.’

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