A DRUNK former soldier attacked his ex-partner and knocked out her friend's tooth during a night out in Worcester.

Gavin Davies carried out the attacks outside the Exchange pub in the Corn Market, Worcester, captured on CCTV. The 35-year-old of Buck Street, Worcester, appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

He admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Stacey Rose, assault by beating against ex-partner Lindsey Jones and assault on an emergency worker (a police officer). The offences all took place on January 25 this year. Ms Jones had been at the pub with her friend, Ms Rose, and became aware that Davies was outside when an argument developed.

Ms Rose had told police: "Gavin has come at me and the next thing I remember is waking up on the floor."

Chris Lester, prosecuting, said: "There was blood on the ground and she felt she had been kicked in the face. She said one of her teeth was on the ground beside her."

The blow, which also knocked the woman unconscious, was a single punch. Davies also kicked his ex-partner in the stomach which caused her to fall over though she did not require medical intervention. The defendant left the scene but a description of him was passed to police who challenged him outside the entrance to Crowngate Shopping Centre in Broad Street.

Body worn footage shows officers informing Davies that he was being arrested to which he replied 'for what?' When they answer 'for assault' the defendant can be seen attempting to run away. A female officer shouts: "Get back or I will spray you!"

During the struggle Davies can be seen swinging an elbow towards the head of a male police officer as he tries to get free. The female officer shouts: "Get on the floor now!" Davies, who is sprayed by officers, can be heard to shout 'are you mad?' before more officers arrive and he is tackled to the ground.

In a victim personal statement Lindsey Jones said the defendant's behaviour had triggered her PTSD. Mr Lester said of Stacey Rose: "She says she has recurring nightmares of the defendant following her in a white car, flashing his lights at her."

She had to be prescribed strong painkillers, her lip became infected which required a course of antibiotics. She also needed time off work and had to eat soft foods because of the retainer in her mouth.

Davies had previous convictions for wounding for which he was given a three year prison sentence in 2008, assault occasioning actual bodily harm from 2005 and battery from 2006.

Michael Anning, defending, asked that his client be given credit for his early guilty pleas and his 'substantial admissions in interview'. Mr Anning added: "He was discharged from the Army in less than glorious terms. He had a most difficult experience when he was in Iraq and took up drinking quite heavily as a result of that though he has no formal diagnosis."

Recorder Richard Atkins QC said the punch Davies threw at Stacey Rose must have been 'forceful'. "It knocked her out and knocked her tooth out" he said. The judge made a restraining order preventing Davies having contact with either of the women he assaulted.

Recorder Atkins jailed Davies for eight months and warned him: "Let this be the last time you go out getting drunk and hitting women."