A domestic abuser has been jailed for beating a man he lived with over the head with a metal bar in an attack that also left the victim’s pregnant wife fearing for her safety.
Dinesh Jaswal, 31, received a three-year sentence at Isleworth Crown Court, after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm (GBH).
He had also been charged with attempted GBH on his 28-year-old victim’s pregnant wife, also 28, but was cleared by a jury on this count.
The three had been living together at a house in Little Road, Hayes, when the attack took place, at around 10pm on September 24 last year.
The victim told police he had been watching a film and then went to the bathroom to prepare for bed when he heard what sounded like someone punching a wall.
Jaswal then confronted him with a metal weight-lifting bar and smashed him over the head with it repeatedly, causing deeps cuts that needed stitches, a police spokesman said.
Officers were called to the scene by the London Ambulance Service.
On arrival, they found the victim covered in blood and locked in a bedroom with his wife, both fearing for their safety.
Jaswal was arrested at the scene, before being charged the next day.
Detective Inspector Steve O’Connor, of Hillingdon Police, said: “Hillingdon Police are dedicated to protecting all victims of domestic abuse. We will ensure that any abusers are brought to justice, whoever they are.
“Domestic abuse in all its forms is something that we take extremely seriously, and it’s important that people know that police can and will take action to support victims of this type crime.”
If you are being subjected to physical or verbal abuse, or someone you know is, and you need to speak to someone or seek help, call police on 101. In an emergency dial 999.