A THUG whipped his ex-partner with Playstation leads and punched her in the face with a fistful of keys.

Quinty Sawela attacked the woman as she arrived back to her home on Canvey in the middle of the night, and then attacked her again after he forced his way into her home.

The 25-year-old had previously been in a relationship with the woman and they have a child together, but it ended in March last year.

Several months before this, in November 2019 at 11.30pm, he had gone to her home and charged at her holding leads from a Playstation console before carrying out his attack.

Sawela appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday where he admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and wounding with intent and was jailed for four years.

Prosecuting, Diana Pigot told the court Sawela’s victim had been screaming for him to stop.

She said: “He came out of the house towards her and she knew he was going to hurt her, he had something in his hand.

“He hit her in the head with a bunch of wires. She was cowering away and walking back from him but he carried on following her and whipping her until they hit the pavement.

“She was screaming at him to stop.”

Ms Pigot said Sawela then left the scene and the woman suffered bruising where the wires had hit her.

Things then quietened down in the relationship until the woman chose to end it in March 2020.

Sawela would still see her to maintain contact with his child, but by September 2020 she told him she did not want to see him.

Despite this, on September 6 he said he would be over “in an hour”.

At 4pm, the woman heard someone trying to get in through her front door, and then as Sawela couldn’t get through, he opened her bedroom window and climbed in.

Ms Pigot said: “He smashed her head against the wall.

“He repeatedly punched her in the face. He had a set of keys in his hand, and punched her once with the keys. She felt her lip pop and bleeding.”

Sawela, now of Crediton Road, London, then left the scene and messaged the woman saying sorry, and that he would hand himself in, which he did to a police station in London.

In a victim impact statement, the woman said she hasn’t slept since the last attack, and has constant fears Sawela will find her her and climb through her window.

She also said she cannot face members of her family due to the injuries to her face, and cannot wear a face mask due to her being asthmatic.

In mitigation, Sawela said he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions. Judge Andrew Hurst said: “It was perfectly obvious you were not welcome, but you forced your way into her home.”