A thug broke his sister’s eye socket while repeatedly punching her in the face after she threatened to sell his fishing rods.
Tyrone Davies, from Ashford, punched her with such force she fell backwards into a chair, then continued to rain down blows on her.
Terrified Haley Davies described feeling as if “her face caved in” during the assault, and how she has since moved away because her “life has been shattered”.
The 44-year-old was jailed for a year-and-a-half at Canterbury Crown Court, where details of the harrowing ordeal were set out.
The court heard Davies flew into a rage following a row over cash at another family member’s home last year.
After Ms Davies threatened to sell his fishing equipment to recuperate money owed, he turned up at her home on August 1.
Prosecutor Stacey Lee-Holland said Davies suddenly flew into a rage and repeatedly lashed out.
She explained: “He punched her and hit her several times which caused her to fall backwards into a chair. Once in the chair he continued to hit her and she fell into some laundry.
“She described feeling a massive blow to the side of her head and reported feeling that her face had caved in.
“Her whole life has been shattered by this. She has had to move to a new place because she is terrified of seeing the defendant.”
The court heard Ms Davies wielded a piece of wood and chased her brother away after he made chilling threats.
Following the assault, Davies is said to have told her: “If you call the police, I will come back and stab all your boys”.
Davies, who appeared at court last Friday wearing a navy sweatshirt, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent earlier this year.
Mitigating, John Fitzgerald urged the judge to hand down a suspended sentence.
“She described feeling a massive blow to the side of her head and reported feeling that her face had caved in...”
The lawyer argued Ms Davies “knew selling the rods” could potentially enrage her brother, adding: “Fishing is one of his passions in life. It’s something that he enjoyed with his father and his grandfather.”
Mr Fitzgerald added Davies recently suffered a family bereavement and is responsible for caring for two daughters.
But Judge Mark Weekes highlighted multiple aggravating factors, including Davies’ threat to harm his own nephews.
“This was a prolonged incident. You sought to keep your victim on the ground and I regard this as being a serious offence - it is clear that it has had a profound impact on your sister,” he told Davies.
“And I am concerned that you have sought to minimise your offences with victim blaming and have limited remorse for your actions.
“There are aggravating factors here: the domestic context of the offence, previous offences of violence, and the threats you made to your sister’s children.
“If you call the police, I will come back and stab all your boys...”
“Your sentence will be 18 months of imprisonment and I do not consider it appropriate to suspend the sentence.
“I acknowledge there will be some harm to your daughters. However, due to the seriousness of the offences, I find that immediate imprisonment is appropriate.”
Judge Weekes also handed Davies, of Swallowfield, Willesborough, a restraining order of seven years.