A SERIAL wife beater has been jailed for three years after exploding with rage at a comment his partner made on Facebook.

Mohammed Javed Hussain carried out a sustained and brutal attack on Melissa George, who smashed her face on the bathroom sink, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

Hussain, 36, of Grouse Street, Lawkholme, was subject to a suspended jail term for assaulting Miss George when he beat her up at their home on January 2.

He had also attacked her in 2005 and the police had been called out to their home 12 times over the years, the court was told.

Hussain pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss George occasioning her actual bodily harm.

The attack came a year after he was given a sentence of nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for common assault on her.

Prosecutor Robert Galley said Hussain was drunk on vodka. He stormed after Miss George, the mother of four children, when he saw a message she had posted on Facebook saying he could not handle his drink.

He punched and kicked her and followed her upstairs to the bathroom.

He assaulted her from behind and she fell, striking her face on the sink.

Miss George fled to a neighbour’s home, shocked, shaken and bleeding heavily from her injured nose.

She needed ten stitches to her nose and she suffered a cut forehead and lumps to her head.

The common assault in January last year involved Hussain punching Miss George, kneeing her in the face and throwing a phone at her head.

Hussian’s barrister, Gerald Hendron, conceded the latest offence was “extremely unpleasant”.

“He foolishly drank vodka and behaved in this highly reprehensible way,” Mr Hendron said.

Hussain had reflected on what he had done while on remand in prison and now realised the relationship was over.

Judge Jonathan Rose said: “This lady will carry the scar of this beating for the rest of her life.

“It was an extremely serious and brutal assault on a defenceless woman.”

Hussian was jailed for 30 months, with six months of the suspended sentence activated consecutively.

Judge Rose made a restraining order without limit of time.

After the case, Detective Inspector Pam Mills, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We are pleased with the sentence Hussain has received.

“Domestic abuse will not be tolerated in Bradford District and we would urge victims not to suffer in silence and contact the police.

“All reports will be investigated robustly with the aim of seeking convictions against offenders.”