AN ISLE of Wight man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after making his partner strip naked before kicking and punching her.

Dean Frederick Arthur Norris, 40, of Osborne Road, East Cowes, appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday, August 7, for sentencing.

Norris admitted causing affray on July 5 and behaving in a violent manner at a police station on June 29.

The court heard from prosecutor Lucy Conroy how Norris had argued with his partner through the night and into the early hours of the morning, calling her derogatory names.

Norris's mother had described her son's relationship with his partner as "volatile".

Norris demanded his partner empty her pockets, stood over her and made her take off all her clothes.

When Norris left the room, his partner hid behind the curtains in fear.

Norris found her, threw her clothes around, and threatened to take her to some pubs to humiliate her.

He kicked her leg and punched her arm.

When Mrs Norris intervened, clipping her son round the head, Norris went into the kitchen and returned with a knife, performing a slashing motion directed at his father.

When Norris's father tried to contact the police, Norris pulled out the telephone cord, threatening to "kill them all" if the police were called.

He slipped out of the house and was arrested in the morning.

In an interview with the probation service, Norris said he had relapsed into heroin abuse, and lockdown had exacerbated tensions, as he felt overwhelmed and claustrophobic.

He was said to be genuinely remorseful, feeling ashamed and guilty.

He said his parents had been supportive but struggled with his substance abuse, and he claimed to be suffering from drug induced psychosis.

Graham Gilbert, defending, said Norris was "disgusted and ashamed with himself" and had shown a willingness to work on areas that have "fallen short".

He said he turned to drugs after becoming homeless, before moving in with his parents.

Judge Roger Hetherington said: "This was serious affray conducted over a period of time ­— not a sudden explosion of temper but a sustained incident.

"What you did was inexcusable. At various times, you kicked and punched your partner, humiliating her to strip naked."

The court heard that Norris had 35 previous convictions.