Thug caged for attack on ex’s new man

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A JEALOUS man who attacked his former partner’s new boyfriend and smashed windows at his home was jailed for 32 months.

Colin Lomas was on bail for the attack on the house in Atherton and assaulting an innocent by-passer when he set on his love rival smashing two bones in his face.

Sentencing the 33-year-old the judge, Recorder Karl Rowley said that the attack on David Wallwork was “very serious at a time when you were out of control.”

Mr Wallwork suffered a fractured cheek bone and lower jaw and had to undergo surgery. He is still suffering from tinnitus as a result of the assault.

Lomas, of Manchester Road East, Little Hulton, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and causing David Cleworth actual bodily harm.

Geoffrey Lowe, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that Mr Wallwork formed a relationship with Kelly Brett in early December last year. She was still living at the home of Lomas, then in Morley Street, Atherton, as she had nowhere else to go, and Mr Wallwork understood Lomas knew about their relationship.

He first attacked Mr Wallwork’s home in Tyldesley Road with a lump hammer injuring Mr Cleworth who was trying to disarm him. Then after Lomas had been arrested and bailed, he attacked Mr Wallwork after walking Ms Brett back to Lomas’s house.

The victim said that the next thing he remembered was waking up in hospital.

Steven Swift, defending, said that Lomas, who has previous convictions for assault, had been trying to stay out of trouble after his last sentence in 2008 and had been focusing on employment and his young daughter.

The wounding offence had not been planned and it had been an accidental meeting and he has demonstrated remorse for his jealous behaviour, he added.