A KNUTSFORD man has been jailed for attacking a woman.

Simon Lovatt, of Springwood Avenue, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm on November 23, last year.

The 47-year-old also admitted common assault on December 4, last year.

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Lovatt was convicted of both assaults at an earlier hearing at Chester Crown Court on December 12, last year, and was remanded in custody.

At a sentencing hearing at Chester Crown Court on March 13, he was jailed for a total of 18 months.

The prison term includes two months for breaching a suspended prison sentence for previous convictions of assault.

Lovatt had been handed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for two years in March 2022, after pleading guilty to two counts of assault.

The reasons for imposing a custodial sentence at the time were given as the nature and seriousness of the offences and Lovatt’s previous convictions.

A restraining order was made banning Lovatt from contacting the victim, directly or indirectly, by any means.