Thug jailed for throwing girlfriend through car windscreen

A man who threw his girlfriend through a car windscreen before imprisoning her in his house and beating her has been given a four-year prison sentence.

By Richard Beecham
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 7:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 7:35 am

Jake Blackmore, 31, from Pontefract, also poured water over the victim before forcing her to sleep soaking wet at the bottom of his bed.

Just after midnight on July 4, 2021, police were called to the Nevisons Leap pub car park in Pontefract after reports that a man had smashed his girlfriend’s head through a car windscreen.

Witnesses later said Blackmore had picked up the woman and thrown her through the rear windscreen of a parked car, shattering the glass. Two men tried to intervene, but both were assaulted by Blackmore, with one needing five stitches in hospital.

Blackmore was handed a four-year term.

Blackmore was arrested and was released on bail, a condition of which stated he could not speak to the female victim.

However, in the following weeks he rekindled a relationship with her.

The two returned to Blackmore’s house in Orchard Head Drive on August 29, having spent the day at the Leeds Festival. He woke her up at midnight, because her phone was receiving messages, and accused her of seeing other men.

He took her phone and locked her in the house. She climbed out of a window but Blackmore smashed her phone and chased her, carrying her back into the house. He poured water over her and forced her to sleep, soaking wet, at the bottom of his bed. She managed to escape the following day.

Blackmore pleaded guilty to counts of common assault, assault by beating and criminal damage for the incident on July 4. He pleaded not guilty to the incidents in August, which resulted in a trial and Blackmore being found guilty of false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

Mitigating, Robin Frieze said: “He was deeply unhappy with himself and his life and took it out on those close to him.”

Sentencing Blackmore to four years and two months in prison, Recorder David Gordon said: “I saw you give evidence (at your trial) – it was not an impressive performance. You seemed like a bullying and controlling individual.

“The psychological effects of this were extremely serious for the victim.”