A MAN rolled his girlfriend up in a carpet and pushed her toward an open window during a terrifying drunken attack that also saw him get out a chainsaw, a court heard.

Gavin Jones, of Rowland Road, Cholsey, near Wallingford, admitted five domestic violence and criminal damage charges when he appeared at Oxford Crown Court today.

They related to four incidents between February 28 and June 25 this year at the home the couple, who have two sons together but have since separated, had in the village.

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Prosecutor Isabel Delamere, outlining the escalation in violence, said: “It was a volatile on-off relationship which had been going for seven years.”

She said the first charge of assault came from when the pair got into an argument sometime ‘around March’ during which Jones pulled her by her hair.

Ms Delamere said the 43-year-old also strangled the woman so hard she lost conciousness.

On another occasion in April he hit her with a mobile phone and tablet.

The worst attack came on June 21 when an argument broke out between the couple while the man was drunk.

Ms Delamere said Jones 'grabbed and held her by her throat' during the attack, adding: “He rolled her in a carpet and pushed her towards an open window, he also got out a chainsaw during the course of the incident and pulled a wardrobe from a wall.”

A television screen was also damaged during the rampage.

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She said the woman, who at one point attempted to use a pair of scissors to defend herself, suffered cuts to her head and forehead as well as injuries to her jaw.

Ms Delamere said police were called after that incident by Michelle Richards from Victim First, who the woman had contacted after confiding in a friend about the abuse. She added: “She said she was frightened of him when he drank."

Finally, on June 25 Jones kicked the back door of the home to try to get inside and police had to be called.

Ms Delamere also outlined a catalogue of previous offences dating back to 1991, the most recent seeing him kicked out of a Didcot pub for disorderly behaviour in December 2014.

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Sentencing for the two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one of assault by beating and two of criminal damage is set for September 27.

Judge Nigel Daly said he was minded to give a suspended sentence but was ‘not making any promises’ and it was only if alcohol rehabilitation was looked into by the probation service.

He added: “If this is a case of him having severe problems with alcohol lets get rid of that which causes the offending otherwise it is only going to happen again.”

Jones was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.