A “dangerous individual” who attacked his partner has been jailed for five years.

Joseph Lamey, 28, of Preston Avenue Chingford, also assaulted two police officers and must report any future relationships to the probation service.

Lamey attacked his partner from Barkingside, on a number of occasions throughout last year and repeatedly sent threats by text message.

He was sentenced for two counts of harassment with violence, actual bodily harm and two assaults on police officers.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, Judge Paneth described Lamey as a “dangerous individual”.

Detective Constable Paul Fuller of Ilford CID said: “The conditions set by the judge today warn of the defendant’s character in a domestic environment.

“Redbridge CID takes reports of domestic violence extremely seriously and we urge any sufferers to report matters to the police"

Those experiencing domestic violence can access free and confidential help and advice at Redbridge council’s domestic violence ‘one stop shop’.

The shop runs every Friday morning between 10am and 12 noon at Vine church in Riches Road, Ilford.

For more information call 07939 255 014.