A man told his former partner he was going to kill her and nobody would hear because he had shut all the windows.

Bolton Crown Court heard Dylan Jones had split up with the woman in question but when she learnt in September last year he had taken an overdose invited him to stay with her.

Days later she told him she was going on a night out in Wigan and would be back at around 3am.

But Jones phoned her when she did not return and drove in her vehicle to pick her up and took them back to her home in Bolton.

He accused her of being with other men and then knelt on her chest while she was in bed.

Aubrey Sampson, prosecuting, said: “He said he was going to kill her and no-one would hear as he had closed all of the windows.”

Jones later held a knife and held it against her neck.

She said she was the mother of his child and he said he did not care.

Jones later span the knife around and repeated that he was going to kill her.

The 22-year-old later allowed her to go outside to take the dog out.

The woman called for help and a neighbour called her mother who turned up, prompting Jones to flee.

Jones appeared in court to be sentenced after previously admitted actual bodily harm.

He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence for affray by reoffending.

Paul Treble, defending, said it might be better for “society” for the court to consider a suspended sentence and placing him on the building better relationships programme.

Recorder Jeremy Lasker said: “She allowed you to come back to live with her so she could look after you.

“I am afraid you repaid that by making her the subject of a very unpleasant assault.”

He jailed Jones, from May Close, Liverpool, for a year for the attack and a further six months for the breach of the suspended sentence.