A JEALOUS boyfriend broke his partner's wrist after dragging her into his home and stripping her naked.

Jonathan Wild, who was described as a "bully" by Judge Bernadette Baxter, flew into a rage after demanding to see the phone of a girl he had been dating for only a few weeks.

Minshull Street Crown Court heard how the pair had met up on the evening of March 5 after each going out with friends.

"When he picked her up it was immediately apparent that the defendant was jealous," said Lisa Boocock defending, who added that 29-year-old Wild ordered her to hand over her phone so he could check it.

Wild, of Walmersley Old Road, Bury, then dragged the woman out of his car and pulled her towards his home.

"When she got to the house she decided, however, that she would come in and talk with the defendant, which was, in retrospect, a decision that she no doubt regretted," said Miss Boocock.

As soon as they got inside Wild started looking for messages on her phone and, in an argument, he pushed her, causing her to stumble and hit her head on a wall.

When she said she wanted to go home, Wild told her he would not let her, tried to strangle her and forcefully stripped off her clothes so she was naked.

"By this stage she felt rather humiliated by the incident," said Miss Boocock, who added that, when the woman went to a window to try and attract help, Wild grabbed her again.

"He then grabbed her by the legs and dragged her down the steep stairs that led to the front door."

The attack only ended when a concerned neighbour, alarmed by the commotion, called police.

The woman suffered grazes and bruising across her body and a fractured wrist.

Wild, a father-one-one who works in the construction industry, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for 13 and a half months.

Judge Baxter told him: "This was disgraceful conduct committed by a jealous bully. It must be obvious to you that the only appropriate sentence is one of immediate custody."

Nicholas Ross, defending, stressed that there was no sexual motive during the attack and Wild is ashamed.

He said: "He profoundly regrets the whole incident. The way he treated the complainant, he accepts, was quite appalling."

A restraining order was also made banning Wild from contacting his victim.

Speaking after the sentencing, Det Con Dave Looby of Bury police said: “Wild’s brutal attack on his victim could easily have caused her life threatening injuries.

“It’s only through her fortitude and bravery that her injuries were not more severe.

“The woman showed great courage to stand up to Wild, whose actions were those of an extremely violent bully.

“I would like to personally thank the investigation officers who supported the woman throughout this harrowing ordeal and guided her through the prosecution and court process.

“We hope that the verdict provides some closure and she can start the process of healing the mental scars Wild caused her that day.”