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Nathan Galvin, of Ramsgate, jailed for attacking partner in row over size of manhood

A jealous thug with a history of attacking women beat his partner after a row over the size of his manhood.

Bully Nathan Galvin became obsessed after spotting her former partner at an event, and quizzed the terrified mum-of-two about whether her ex was well-endowed and gave her more pleasure in bed.

Canterbury Crown Court heard the argument led to a 20-minute attack at the victim's Thanet home, which left her body covered "from head to toe" in bruises.

Nathan Galvin. Picture: Kent Police.
Nathan Galvin. Picture: Kent Police.

Now, a judge has told 29-year-old Galvin he is a danger to women after hearing four previous lovers and his sister had fallen victim to his violent tendencies.

But even after receiving a three-year jail sentence for the nasty assaults, the smirking Galvin, of Clements Road, Ramsgate, looked across to the public gallery and made a gun gesture with his fingers to his crying victim.

Just 15 minutes later, he was hauled back before the judge and given an extra four months for contempt of court.

Judge Rupert Lowe told him: "You are a man who has significant problems with women, and a danger to society.

"On these occasions you lost control on reality and the assaults on this woman were prolonged and disgraceful."

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court
The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

The judge said Galvin’s "insane jealousy" meant he posed a threat to any woman he was in a relationship with.

He continued: "The risk of you causing serious harm to the next woman you start a relationship with is, on any view, very high."

Earlier, prosecutor James Cartwright told the court how in October last year, Galvin and his girlfriend of 10 months had gone to a school function where one of her ex-partners was also in attendance.

He said: "The defendant got upset and wanted to know whether the former partner had a bigger penis. He grabbed her hair, pulling out some."

Mr Cartwright added that eight days later, Galvin made similar remarks following another visit to the school, which "reflected his insecurity".

"You lost control on reality and the assaults on this woman were prolonged and disgraceful" - Judge Rupert Lowe

He accused her of "perving over" he ex, and demanded to know whether he performed "better in bed".

Mr Cartwright said Galvin then punched his victim in the left ear before putting his hands around her throat and squeezing.

As the victim pleaded with him: "I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe", he told her that if she passed out he would "kick her across the kitchen".

The prosecutor said the attack - which took place while her children were in the house - only ended when she managed to call a friend who came to her home and helped her escape.

Galvin, who admitted two assaults on the day of his trial, has eight previous assault convictions including four against previous partners and two on his sister.

The judge made an indefinite order preventing him from going anywhere near the home of his ex-partner, adding: "You represent the highest risk to any woman with whom you begin a relationship."

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