A MAN has been jailed for a domestic violence assault on a woman.

Carl Paul Bate, of no fixed address, was sentenced to jail for 20 weeks at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates’ Court on January 8.

Bate, 42, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating in relation to an attack on a woman in St Helens on January 6.

He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a television belonging to the woman and to a Ford Transit belonging to Merseyside Police.

Bate was given an 18-week prison sentence for the assault and a further two weeks consecutive for the criminal damage to the television. He was also given a two-week concurrent sentence for the damage to the police van.

A court sheet said Bate received the jail sentence because his offence was considered “so serious” as the assault was “aggravated by being in a domestic violence context”.

It was also committed against the same victim as an assault in July 2021 for which Bate was also jailed.

The offence was also aggravated by Bate’s “previous record of offending” and was committed while he was subject to post-sentence supervision.

A two-year restraining order was imposed on Bate to not contact his victim.

The 42-year-old was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and a £128 surcharge.

Meanwhile for the damage to the TV he was ordered to pay £100 compensation and another £50 for the damage to the police vehicle.