A man drank two pints of vodka and then attacked a grandmother and her daughter in front of a young child, a court heard.
Jeffrey Ebanks, aged 47, was described as being in a ‘frenzy’ when he rained blows onto Michelle Campbell and her daughter Kirsty at their home in Acacia Avenue, in the Yew Tree area on the border of Walsall and Sandwell.
Such was Ebanks’ rage when police arrived on the scene he had to be Tasered before his arrest in the early hours of March 23, the court heard. He is now starting a two-year jail sentence.
The thug had been invited out by Michelle Campbell after revealing he had relationship trouble.
But what was an offer of solace for his problems turned into a vicious assault on the mother and daughter.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told yesterday how Ebanks and Michelle Campbell had been drinking throughout the day after she had visited the dentist.
Mr Hapreet Sandhu, prosecuting, told the court: “During the course of the late afternoon and early evening the defendant and Michelle Campbell had been drinking vodka – he had drunk the equivalent of two pints.
“Kirsty Campbell came back and found the defendant was drunk. There was an argument and she eventually went to bed.
“At 1.10am in the early hours of March 23, Kirsty and her four-year-old daughter were awoken by the sound of smashing glass. When she went outside her room the defendant was punching Michelle Campbell.
“He then attacked Kirsty and pushed her into her bedroom. There he repeatedly punched her to the head which was in view of her daughter who started to scream.”
Ebanks of Hickman Road, Tipton, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault.
Mr Bernard Porter, defending, said: “Mr Ebanks has no previous offences of this type. He has got help from the psychiatric authorities. This is not him at all. He’s held a job for a number of years – he had simply consumed too much alcohol.”