A THUG who punched his partner in the face before smashing up her car with a hammer has been convicted of all counts.

Jamie Moloney, of Graham Road, Birmingham, had denied one count of burglary and another count of assault by beating but admitted causing criminal damage.

Jurors at Oxford Crown Court were told during his brief trial how the 29-year old had carried out the violent attack on his then-partner while staying at her Bicester home on January 3 this year.

Prosecutor Stuart Dingle said that a row had broken out which led to Moloney 'shouting' at his victim before 'becoming abusive towards her.'

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Jurors were told that Moloney then assaulted the woman before leaving the house to find a hammer, which he used to smash all of the windows on the woman's car.

After leaving the scene he came back some hours later that morning and 'smashed' his way inside before stealing an iPhone.

Taking to the witness box during the trial the victim told jurors the row began after a friend of hers arrived making noise, and waking up Moloney at about 1am.

She told jurors: "[Moloney] said 'if I can't sleep, no one can sleep.' He jumped out of bed, turning taps on, put the loud music on, shouting.

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"I didn't respond, I went and asked my friend if he would like to leave the house because it would just escalate further if he didn't."

She said that after her friend left the house Moloney carried on shouting before he 'pushed me into the wall and hurt my arm'.

As the ordeal escalated, she said, she called police and Moloney said 'if that is the police I will end you' before he launched into violence.

She went on to describe Moloney smashing her phone on the floor before punching her in the face.

While the injuries sustained were not serious, she said, she was left feeling 'sore'.

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After the prosecution closed their case Moloney declined to go to the witness box to give his version of events.

Once the jury panel heard closing arguments at the end of the trial they took just two hours and 41 minutes to unanimously convict him of both counts.

The case was adjourned for a sentencing hearing to be held at the same court on July 16 while the National Probation Service prepare reports.

He was remanded in custody.