A 33-year-old man has been found guilty of domestic violence after stabbing a woman in the hand and breaking her television and phone. 

Aaron Caines was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm, assault causing actual bodily harm, two counts of criminal damage and harassment as well as a non-domestic violence related common assault offence. 

Caines, who was already in prison on remand, was sentenced on April 8 for five years and eight months. 

He beat his victim before stabbing her in the hand while also breaking her television, phone and making a hole in the ceiling.

He also assaulted a friend of the victim who was trying to stop the attack. 

The victim was also messaged by Caines while he was on bail, to try to get her to drop the charges.

Two restraining orders have been given to protect his victims.

Detective inspector James Bamber, of South Worcestershire’s Protecting Vulnerable People, team said: “We are pleased Caines received this prison sentence which keeps him behind bars and reflects the cowardly and violent nature of the attack on his victim.

“West Mercia Police will not tolerate domestic abuse of any kind and we will actively seek to protect vulnerable people across our force area.

“We have a team of dedicated Violence Against Women and Girls here who proactively work to both support victims and protect others from potential harm."

Anyone who is suffering from domestic violence or knows someone who is, can contact the police  via the West Mercia website by searching for Report domestic abuse.