A RADCLIFFE man has been jailed for a savage attack on his partner in which he took a knife to her and threatened to take her eye out.

Bolton Crown Court heard Jack Wakefield had been in a relationship with the woman for five years when he was at her home last February. After she told him it was over he began to attack her.

He began by sipping a can of Red Bull before throwing it at her head. Wakefield then grabbed her neck and struck her head before holding a knife to her face and said he was going to take her eye out.

The woman fell to the floor as she tried to get away from him and he kicked her head. She eventually got into the bathroom with her phone only for Wakefield to shout “are you trying to get me nicked” as he took the device.

He then left the property but locked her in before ringing her telling her she was not getting out and he was coming back.

The woman eventually found a spare key and managed to get away and to a friend before police were called.

Megan Tollitt, prosecuting, said the woman’s victim impact statement read: “I was in an abusive relationship before Jake, he thought it was okay to treat me badly as my ex did. He took advantage of me. I thought he was going to stab me.”

She also said she had been left with anxiety and agoraphobia and had been forced to move house.

Wakefield pleaded guilty to causing aggravated bodily harm.

The 23-year-old had been accused of two charges of making threats to kill during the incident but his not guilty pleas were accepted.

Bob Elias, defending, said no “serious injuries” had resulted but conceded it had to result in a prison sentence.

He added that Wakefield had “issues with illegal substances and alcohol.”

Passing sentence, Recorder Michelle Brown said: “It was a prolonged assault in which a knife was used to threaten violence, there was kicking to her head while she was on the floor and a can was also thrown at her head.

“It was committed in her home.”

Mrs Recorder Brown jailed Wakefield, of Trencherbone, Radcliffe, for 18 months and applied a restraining order, forbidding him from contacting the woman in question for five years.