A“violent and dangerous” Coventry man who assaulted his girlfriend following a night out in the city has been jailed for two years and five months.

Kaine Singh was said to have “smashed her head off the dashboard of a car following an argument”.

Warwick Crown Court heard the couple had been at a club in Coventry on May 7, 2022.

After leaving the venue, the couple became embroiled in an argument.

The row culminated in Singh “punching his partner multiple times and smashing her head off the dashboard of a car”.

However, the violent incident did not come to light for more than a year.

Police said they found out about the offence when Singh crashed his car in Nuneaton in July 2023.

Officers attended and his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the car, told them that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

Singh, aged 24, of Coventry, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He pleaded not guilty to stalking and domestic assault in Nuneaton on July 17, 2023. These charges were left to lie on file.

Detective Constable Matt Hall, of Warwickshire Police, said the victim showed “great bravery in speaking out” and ensuring Singh was convicted.

He said: “We will investigate all reports of domestic abuse and I am pleased with the sentence handed down to Singh.

“He is clearly a violent and dangerous man so I hope this sends a clear message that domestic violence will not be tolerated and we will do everything in our power to bring offenders to justice.

“I urge anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse not to suffer in silence but to contact police.

“We will always investigate and put support in place for you.”

Singh was sentenced to two years and five months in prison.

Warwickshire Police will always look to protect the identity of victims.

In this case, the victim has given her permission for the force to report the outcome of this case.

This allows Warwickshire Police to report on the nature of the offence and encourage other victims of domestic abuse to come forward.

Domestic abuse is not always physical. It can be emotional and psychological.