A FURIOUS thug laid into his partner with a crowbar after she tried to pull him out of her kitchen window.

Brandon Jackson was trying to smash his way into her home on Mossbrook Drive, Little Hulton and then turned his rage on the woman, kicking her and hitting her repeatedly with a crowbar and a brick.

The mum-of-four lost a tooth and was left with cuts and bruises in the attack, which continued until her 13-year-old son ran for help from neighbours.

At Manchester Crown Court, 32-year-old Jackson, who has previously served a 13 year prison term for two rapes and a robbery, was jailed again for 20 months after pleading guilty to causing actual bodily harm and using violence to gain entry to a property.

"This was a nasty and sustained assault on your then partner," Judge Timothy Smith told him.

Kate Gaskell, prosecuting, told how Jackson and the woman had been friends for several years and latterly, in an on-off relationship.

But on December 13 last year Jackson called at her home and found she had a male friend there.

The two men had a fight outside and Jackson left but returned in the early hours of the next morning and began banging on the windows for an hour and a half, demanding to be let in.

"She locked all of her doors and windows in the hope that he would eventually give up and go away," said Miss Gaskell.

"She heard, however, a smash and realised her kitchen window had been smashed through and in going into the kitchen she saw the defendant climbing through, clutching in his hand a crowbar."

The woman snatched the weapon and hit him with it to stop him getting inside and then went into her garden to try and pull him away.

But Jackson picked up the crowbar and hit her in the face with it in front of her teenage son, who then ran for help.

Jackson repeatedly hit the woman with the crowbar or brick.

"He was continually hitting her and she describes him as being angry and aggressive towards her," said Miss Gaskell.

She tried to escape into the street but he grabbed her again, tried to strangle her and kicked and punched her until neighbours intervened.

Police found the woman outside, injured and distressed and Jackson acting aggressively inside the house, with two knives in the waistband of his shorts.

The court heard that Jackson has convictions for 73 previous offences, including several for violence.

Virginia Hayton, defending, told Judge Timothy Smith that Jackson, of Bay Street, Rochdale, takes medication for bipolar and self harms.

She added: "This relationship, he acknowledges, was doomed from the start.

"He does not seek to persuade your honour that this was anything but deplorable behaviour. It must have been very frightening for the victim in this case.

"He knows, quite properly, that he deserves a sentence of custody."

In addition to the jail sentence, Judge Smith made a restraining order banning Jackson from contacting his victim.