Domestic abuser who shattered his girlfriend's ribs in a brutal attack is jailed

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A thug who battered his then girlfriend, leaving her with broken ribs and multiple bruising has been jailed for four years.

Benjamin Devlin, 27, of HMP Berwyn, appeared before a Bolton Crown Court judge to plead guilty to causing Leticia Cook grievous bodily harm and display controlling and coercive behaviour against her.

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He had also faced a second charge of GBH against Stefan Gradwell but this was allowed to lie on file.

The judge sent him down for four years with another year to serve on extended licence.

An indefinite restraining order was imposed preventing any contact with his victim.