Jon Harley, prosecuting, said a routine telephone call from domestic violence charity Harbour enabled the victim to escape Russell’s grasp and hide in the bathroom on September 30 last year.
Mr Harley said two days earlier the defendant threatened his partner with a knife after they argued about his need for drugs.
Wait, what? And...she was still with him? Well, I guess she knows better now, eh, Reader?
Andrew Turton, in mitigation, said his client knows he needs help to address his anger issues but said his partner was keen to rekindle their relationship.
The court heard how the woman refused to provide a victim impact statement and wanted to get back with her partner once he was released from custody.
Well, at least the courts will deal with him now as he deserves.
Judge Howard Crowson jailed Russell for a total of 18 months for all three offences. He said: "You have a history of violence and your record suggests much of it directed towards partners and this is just the latest of these."
Wait, 'partners'? He's done it before, to others? What's it going to take for this silly bitch to learn?
The police and court staff must utterly despair of having to go through the motions with people like these...