A man left a woman with multiple injuries when he hit her over the head with a silver tray while she lay in her bed.

Leigh Jarvis, 38, of Shaw Square, Earby, was on conditional bail when he attacked his then-partner in her own home at Parkdean Resorts Todber Valley Holiday Park in Gisburn.

On the night of Wednesday, January 31, Jarvis stole her Motorola mobile phone, blue Versace bag and e-cigarette.

Burnley Magistrate's Court, where Burnley Crown Court is sitting, heard that Jarvis was arrested for theft after the police rang the phone number the victim provided, and a phone that Jarvis had in his possession started ringing.

Prosecuting, Mr Francis McEntee told the court that hours after Jarvis was given conditional bail for the theft, including not to make any contact with the victim, Jarvis returned to her address on Thursday, February 1.

The court heard that Jarvis took a silver mirrored display tray from the victim's home, entered her bedroom, and assaulted her with it.

After the assault, the victim ran to a neighbour in 'just her knickers' and 'covered in blood'.

She sustained injuries including a gash to the head and hairline, and a severe cut to the finger that she has lost sensation in.

Mitigating, Mark Stuart told the court that Jarvis has anxiety and depression, and 'saw a red mist' causing him to hit out at her.

He said: "He feels remorse, regret and sorrow for striking the victim.

"He has had problems with alcohol and will take all the help he can get from the Probation Service in moving away from the area and getting work in his profession as a builder."

Jarvis pleaded guilty to theft, actual bodily harm, and two counts of criminal damage.

Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Jarvis to 10 months in custody and gave him a restraining order from the victim for two years.

Judge Dodd said: "This attack happened in the victim's home late at night, when she should feel safe.

"You have a previous record of violence that shows you lose your temper easily.

"I accept genuine remorse from you and that you are sorry for what you did, but your counsel is right not to ask for anything other than immediate custody.

"Due to your previous record of 66 offences, some violent, and that you were on bail at the time of this offence, immediate jail time is inevitable."