A MAN who attacked his partner after he returned home from a night out has been jailed.

Burnley man Michael Singleton, 28, fractured his partner's eye socket when he attacked her after a night out, Burnley Crown Court heard.

He has now been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to wounding.

Singleton, of Mere Court, had been drinking before he launched the attack where he punched his partner several times in the face.

The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for a broken eye socket, black eyes and a swollen jaw.

She also had to have a metal plate inserted into her eye socket.

Detective Constable Alex Summers said: “This was a vicious attack which has left the victim with lasting injuries to her eye.

“No-one should be attacked by their partner and we would urge anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse to contact us and we will help them.

“I hope this sentence brings some closure to the victim and allows her to move on with her life.”

Lancashire constabulary remind people in relationships that they can use Clare's Law to check partners/relevant family members domestic violence history.