A MAN, who broke his partner's fingers by slamming them in a car door and punched her so hard he knocked out several of her teeth, has been jailed.

Richard Walton, 40, of Bagley Close, Kennington, was sentenced to 28 months in prison on Tuesday at Oxford Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a restraining order, two counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of assault by beating.

Walton committed the offences against his then partner between October and December 2017.

He contacted his 50-year-old now ex-partner on a number of occasions despite having a restraining order in place to prevent him from doing so.

Walton also punched her in the face and knocked out several of her teeth, slammed her hand in a car door breaking several of her fingers, and on another occasion, assaulted her by beating her.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Chris Bennett from Oxford Force CID, said: "Walton is a dangerous man who physically and mentally assaulted his then partner.

"I would like to thank the woman for her diligence and bravery throughout the investigation and court process and hope that she can now move on.

"In prison, Walton will be out of her life, and away from the public.

He added: "I hope this shows that we will stop at nothing to help victims of domestic abuse to break free from violent relationships and get justice for what they were made to suffer."