A Strood man has been arrested after repeatedly assaulting a woman and possessing a meat cleaver.
Perry Jackson, a 30-year-old man from Seagull Road, pleaded guilty to five counts of assault, criminal damage, racially aggravated harassment and being in possession of a meat cleaver.
He was sentenced to 22 months in prison at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday the 4 of December.
Jackson had beaten his victim on five different occasions between May and June 2019, causing injury to her face and body. He also destroyed her phone by throwing it against a wall.
The victim called the police on the 10 of June, after Jackson attempted to drown her while she was in the bath. He was arrested. Alongside this, the police also found a meat cleaver in the glove compartment of his car. During his arrest, he repeatedly racially abused an officer.
“Jackson’s violent actions left the victim in fear of her life.”
PC Stephen Parkinson of the Swale Vulnerability Investigation Team said: “Jackson’s violent actions left the victim in fear of her life. He repeatedly assaulted her and sometimes this violence occurred in front of a child.
“This, together with his racially abusively behaviour towards an officer, shows what a nasty individual he is.
“I would like to commend the victim for reporting these assaults and encourage other victims of abuse to come forward.”