Thug stabs girlfriend in the bum and goes on the run after escaping from custody

A jealous boyfriend stabbed his partner in the bum before going on the run for four days after escaping from police custody.

Osvaldo Monteiro, 45, began to interrogate her after hearing she had kissed someone else in a club the night before.

The Wren Kitchens worker then punched his girlfriend twice in the face before knifing her on July 14 last year.

He was arrested but managed to escape from custody, telling a police officer he "needed a drink" before pushing past him and "making a run for it."

The thug, of Scunthorpe, was at large for four days before he handed himself in, GrimsbyLive reports.

He was convicted of wounding and was jailed for two years.

Monteiro had already admitted escaping from custody and breaching a suspended sentence.

Grimsby Crown Court heard his victim was left with a wound and two bruised eye sockets from the attack.

Judge Ahmed Nadim said Monteiro was "angry" and "fuelled by jealousy" at the time of the attack.

He said: "Carrying a knife he went to the bedroom where his partner was holding their nine-month-old child.

“He was angry and shouting abuse so their daughter came and took the child from her mother fearing the child would be at risk.

“The situation escalated.

"You punched her and used a knife on her, a knife that you had taken into that room and the inference must be that you prepared yourself for the eventuality of its use.

"It was aggressive and violent behaviour which took place within the earshot of three very young and vulnerable children."

The court heard he has previous convictions for attempting to escape from custody, as well as assault occasioning actual bodily harm and battery against the same woman.

But his lawyer Craig Lowe, in mitigation, said since July last year he has managed to stay out of trouble.

He added: "He is respected throughout the community.

"It is clear there is a lot of water underneath the bridge for them as the offence took place over a year ago."

His now former partner, and the victim of the assault, said Monteiro was a good father to their four children despite the couple's history.

She said: "He has always seen the children and I have no concerns leaving them with him. They always come back happy and look forward to spending time with him.

"I can't describe the impact that him going to prison will have on my children.

"I feel torn. I know he should be punished but it has been a full year now."

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