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A man who ripped out his ex-partner’s hair extensions when he dragged her across the floor during a violent attack has been jailed.
Mouizz Boumnijel forced his way into the woman’s Ashford home and subjected her to a terrifying beating.
He repeatedly punched, slapped and tried to throttle her in the unprovoked assault in the early hours of August 3.
His victim was losing consciousness and pleading for an ambulance and it was only as he went upstairs to grab her phone that she escaped and got help.
He fled the scene, but officers found and arrested Boumnijel of Downsway, Charing, the following day.
He was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and convicted at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday.
The 23-year-old was sentenced to three years in prison and also given an indefinite restraining order.
Investigating officer, PC Andrew Dale, of Kent Police, said: “This is a violent man who left his victim fearing for her life in an unprovoked attack and then denied it all.
“The victim has shown great courage by reporting this and I want to praise her determination to make a stand.
“Officers take all reports of domestic violence seriously and Boumnijel’s sentence illustrates the severity of his actions.”
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