A MAN who assaulted and threatened a woman in a domestic violence incident has been jailed for more than two years.

Ashleigh Jordan Pegg, aged 29, admitted committing offences of affray and assault by beating at a Dorset address on the evening of Sunday, June 28.

While criminal court proceedings had begun in relation to these offences, he went on to breach a condition of his bail by contacting the victim.

Pegg, formerly of Moorfield Grove, Bournemouth, and most recently of Hornsea Road, Driffield, Yorkshire, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday, November 5.

The defendant was jailed for 24 months for the affray, four months concurrent for the assault by beating and two months consecutive for the bail breach – an overall sentence of 26 months imprisonment.

A judge also issued Pegg with a two-year restraining order and ordered him to pay a £156 surcharge.