A CONTROLLING relationship ended in violence.

Blackburn magistrates heard the victim was holding her five-month-old baby when Ferenc Orsos attacked her.

She eventually ran from the house and called the police from a friend's house.

In a victim impact statement made later she said she had never before had the strength to report incidents to the police.

"He has controlled everything I did over the last few years," she said.

"He took control of my life and made me feel useless. I have found myself in a position I would never wish anyone else to be in.

"Previously I have not had the strength to make a complaint to the police, I was too frightened what he would do. I now need my life back. I need to be my own person without being told what to do every minute of the day," she added.

Orsos, 23, of Higher Reedley Road, Brierfield, pleaded guilty to assault. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with conditions he complete 18 hours at an attendance centre and complete 60 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and £90 victim surcharge.

Nicola Morgan, prosecuting, said police had gone to the victim's address to speak to her about a restraining order but were told she has left.

She said the incident happened on Valentine's Day 2020 when they were at home with their five month old child and the defendant's sister.

Orsos became very demanding, telling his partner to complete jobs for him before becoming abusive.

"She became upset and started to cry and told him she no longer wanted to be in a relationship with him," said Miss Morgan. "She said she would take the baby and go to her mother's."

She was getting the baby dressed in a bedroom when he pushed her against the wall and she fell to the floor. While she was on the floor he punched her.

"At this point his sister entered the room and told him to stop," said Miss Morgan. "He did but then told his sister to go to the shop for cigarettes.

"He stayed in the bedroom with the complainant and continued to shout at her, telling her not to cry and not to look at him. She stayed in the bedroom comforting her child who was distressed."

After his sister returned he refused to let the complainant go downstairs to prepare the baby's milk. He snatched the baby off her and then dragged her into the bathroom.

"His sister again told him to stop but he told her to go away and not interfere," said Miss Morgan. "He put his hand over the aggrieved's mouth to stop her screaming."

Speaking through a Hungarian interpreter Orsos said he would like to apologise for his behaviour.