A WOMAN who was repeatedly beaten by former partner has spoken of her anger at his sentence.

Alisa Robinson, from Nelson, wants to warn others of the horrific abuse she sustained at the hands of Daniel Davy after he was jailed for a year for causing her actual bodily harm.

The 42-year-old said she felt let down by the justice system after Davy was sentenced at Burnley Crown Court.

She said: "He abused me so many times, he knocked my teeth out and scarred my face, he laughed at me and told me I deserved it.

"My face is completely different to what it used to look like and I'm receiving ongoing dental treatment and will be having this forever more.

"He hasn't just done this to me, there's been other women in the past who he's abused just as badly.

"To receive just a year, I feel let down. It should be taken more seriously especially when he's had previous convictions for doing this. What do they want? A dead body?"

Davy, 27, of Fulham Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Robinson on March 25.

The defendant had been given a suspended prison sentence for a previous assault on Miss Robinson last May.

Prosecuting, Emma Kehoe said: "The victim and the defendant had been in a relationship since 2016 but there had been a history of violence between them which was put down to the defendant's drinking and jealousy; in fact, it was drink that brought this offence to a head on March 25."

The court heard that on that date Davy had been drinking since very early in the morning and began being aggressive towards Miss Robinson. He started asking for money and they argued.

Miss Robinson threw a cup of coffee over Davy who then ran towards her in an aggressive manner and smashed a coffee cup into her face.

The cup made contact with the victim's nose and chin, breaking one of her teeth, and causing a deep cut to her chin and nose, resulting in blood gushing from her mouth.

Miss Kehoe said the defendant found the fact Miss Robinson was bleeding as funny.

The court also heard how Davy had eight previous convictions for 10 other offences, including disorder as a juvenile, possession of drugs, criminal damage and assault.

The court was also told how Davy only attended nine out of 25 appointments with the probation service as part of his suspended sentence conditions.

Defending, James Heyworth applied for leniency in sentencing saying that Davy had never served a custodial sentence.

He stated he had had long gaps in his offending and had managed to hold down a casual job with a removal firm for the last two and a half years.

In sentencing, Judge Andrew Woolman said: "You have worked regularly but that hasn't prevented you from committing this offence.

"Bearing in mind that you haven't been locked up before I think that the time has now come for you to be."

Davy received a total sentence of 52 weeks made up of the 10 weeks original suspended sentence and a further 42 weeks, to run consecutively.

Miss Robinson expressed her disappointment at the sentence.

She said: "I would warn anyone thinking of getting involved with him [Davy] not to do so.

"He comes across as someone who's affectionate and loving but he's not.

"He has a problem with drugs and alcohol and he deserves more than just a year.

"Even though the police have been amazing, I feel really let down.

"I want to thank the police for everything, but when it comes to the courts they've been too lenient.

"Something needs to change with the system to stop people like him.

"He's ruined my face. I want to say to any female in this situation to come out and tell someone about it before it's too late."