A MAN who assaulted and repeatedly harassed a woman has been jailed.

Peter Jonas, from Worthing, turned up at the workplace of the woman and confronted a number of her colleagues on March 26.

He damaged the woman’s car with his motorcycle helmet and threatened to set fire to it.

Later that evening, he turned up at her address in West Sussex and let himself in.

After being told to leave, he threw a set of keys at the victim, causing a cut to her head.

He also punched the TV, causing a crack to the screen, before police were called.

The 34-year-old was later arrested at his home in Brougham Road, Worthing.

The Argus: Peter Jonas, of Brougham Road, Worthing Peter Jonas, of Brougham Road, Worthing

He was released on bail with conditions not to contact the victim directly or indirectly.

But on April 1, he again visited the woman’s address – which was in breach of his bail conditions – and threatened another man who was present.

Officers responded to the scene and Jonas was further arrested and charged with assault and harassment. He pleaded guilty to both offences.

At Lewes Crown Court, he was sentenced to 26 months’ imprisonment.

Police Constable David Jackson said: “The victim in this case sustained facial injuries after being assaulted by Jonas in the presence of her own daughter.

“He also confronted her and her colleagues at work, repeatedly attended her address uninvited, and followed her home from the school run on at least one other occasion.

“This behaviour amounted to harassment, and it is completely unacceptable. Thankfully, justice has been served, and Jonas was given credit for his early guilty pleas in court.

“We continue to urge victims of violence to come forward and report it to us. We take the safeguarding of victims extremely seriously and will take robust action against offenders.”