A THUG was jailed for three-and-a-half years after attacking a woman and putting her in hospital.

James Parker-Rigby, 30, of St Anne’s Close in Henley-On-Thames, admitted three counts of assault and one count of theft.

He admitted that he kicked a 30-year-old woman in the back and the head, punched her and then continued to kick her. He then proceeded to steal money from her.

The offences took place between November 2017 and March 2018 in Henley and Reading. He was charged on March 29 2018 ad admitted the offences on April 20.

Parker-Rigby was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on June 5.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Simon Easton, based at Newbury Police station said: “I would like to commend the victim for her bravery in this case.

“Parker-Rigby has been violent towards his victim and carried out sustained attacks on her.

“We will continue to support her following his admission of guilt.

“We would like to take this opportunity to encourage victims of any assault to report it to us, so we can investigate and prosecute offenders.

“Please contact us on 101, or if it is an emergency 999, alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org”