A man threw a boiling hot cup of tea over his disabled girlfriend before punching and kicking her in the head.
Darren Stead was jailed for three years and nine months yesterday (Tuesday) for the attack on his partner at her Morley home.
Leeds Crown Court heard the victim, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was attacked in the presence of her 86-year-old mother.
Prosecutor David Bradshaw said Stead carried out the attack on February 6 this year while he was the subject of a restraining order.
Stead went into the woman’s home while she was watching TV with her mother and made a cup of tea.
Mr Bradshaw said Stead’s girlfriend became upset, an argument began and he threw the contents of the teacup over her.
Stead then punched her in the head, knocked her to the floor and kicked her twice in the head.
The woman was kept in hospital overnight.
Stead, of Simmons Court, Gipton, Leeds, told police he attacked her after he “lost it”.
He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Jailing him, Recorder Christopher Attwooll said: “One of the most disturbing parts of this case is that it seems you feel justified in using violence.”