A FORMER drug addict brutally attacked his girlfriend after she tried to end their relationship.
Christopher Harris, 34, had been in a relationship with his victim for 18 months before the assault on February 12.
Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting at Solihull Magistrates, said: “They had tried to talk through their problems but she had decided she had had enough.
“On Tuesday, she sent him a text asking him to come home and talk about their relationship. The conversation turned very swiftly into an argument.”
The court heard Harris had punched her twice in the face before ripping cards and presents he had bought off the wall and throwing his phone at her.
“He spat in her face before picking up a plate and throwing it at her, which happily, missed,” added Mr Stoddart.
Harris, of Filton Croft, Castle Vale, had hit his partner again, splitting her lip, before disappearing into the kitchen.
“She went into the kitchen and saw Christopher Harris smashing plates over his head,” said Mr Stoddart.
“He picked up a shard of plate and put two deep cuts into his arm.
“She asked him what he was doing and he said it was all her fault.”
The next morning the victim snuck out in her pyjamas to call 999.
In her statement, his victim said: “I’m petrified of Christopher. I’m scared he’ll come after me when he is released.”
Harris told police he had felt guilty on seeing the extent of her injuries, and decided to cut himself as punishment.
Ron Parker, defending, said: “On this occasion, he, in his own words, flipped. He is thoroughly ashamed of himself.”
The case was adjourned until March 8 for pre-sentence reports.