A TEENAGER attacked his former partner as she was holding their one-year-old child in her arms.

Blackburn magistrates heard the child was screaming as his mother was punched repeatedly by Tyler Canavan.

She blacked out briefly and came to with her nine-year-old son shouting "wake up mummy."

Canavan, 19, of Moorland Road, Burnley, pleaded guilty to assault and theft of an iPhone. He was made subject to a community order for 24 months with 20 rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to pay £200 compensation and £95 victim surcharge. He was made subject to a restraining order for two years which prohibits him from having any contact with the aggrieved.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the victim had been in a relationship with Canavan and they had a child together. She had three other children and they were all with her at home on Saturday January 2.

"The back door was open because her daughter had gone out to play in the snow and the defendant let himself in," said Miss Akhtar.

"She was cleaning the stairs and he came behind her, grabbed her by the hair and then punched her to the back of the head.

Miss Akhtar said the victim managed to get into the bedroom with her one year old and locked the door but Canavan forced his way in.

"He was shouting at her and calling her a slag and demanding to know who she had been sleeping with," said Miss Akhtar. "He then punched her multiple times to the face. Her other children tried to get him off before she blacked out briefly."

As he left Canavan took the victim's phone.

David Lawson, defending, said his client got involved with the victim when he was very young and perhaps too immature to deal with the end of the relationship.

"He reacted very badly and accepts that involved violence," said Mr Lawson. "It is a matter he genuinely regrets."