A SOLIHULL man who viciously attacked two women after being released from prison sentence for stabbing a pensioner in the neck has been branded a danger to women.
Now Jordan Cooper has been given extended jail time after pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to wounding and three charges of assault causing actual bodily harm.
The 31-year-old, of Richmond Road, Solihull, will have to serve at least two-thirds of the eight-year sentence.
Prosecutor Amy Jackson said Josie Higgins met Cooper through friends in May, and they quickly began a relationship which soon descended into violence.
He turned up at her Solihull home in the early hours of the morning on May 4 and started interrogating her about her past boyfriends and began punching her to the face.
At that time Miss Higgins, who had bruising, swelling and bleeding to her face, felt she could not make a complaint.
In July he promised he would never hurt her again, and eventually she agreed to see him at his aunt’s home.
Once she arrived he carried out a strip search to make sure she was not wearing a ‘wire,’ and questioned her about whether she had been with other men.
He then held a three-inch knife to her neck, grabbed her hair and started hitting her.
Three days later he got her to go to his home where he hit her head each time she gave an answer he did not like.
He then made her lie on the floor and kicked repeatedly her in the stomach, telling her she would not have any more children.
When police turned up at first she was reluctant to make a complaint in case Cooper blamed her for calling them.
Before the second attack, Cooper had gone with his aunt to the home of a friend of hers, Louise Kuzminski, who was on her phone when he demanded she find a number for him.
She told him he could have it when she had finished her call, at which he reacted by trying to grab it and then punched her head at least 20 times.
The court heard Cooper had previous convictions for violence, and in 2014 had been jailed for five years and nine months for an unprovoked attack on a 71-year-old pensioner, stabbing her in the neck with a screwdriver, kicking her and dragging her towards the canal by her hair – only stopping and making off when other people came along.
Beth Crocker, defending, said: “He makes no excuses for his behaviour.”