A CONVICTED child killer and paedophile pushed his partner down the stairs and broke her foot after accusing her of cheating on him.

Tyler Vallance, formaly of Redditch but now living in Bath Road, Worcester, appeared at Worcester Crown Court over videolink from prison after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his partner Linda Davidson who had not supported the prosecution.

She appeared in the public gallery in support of him.

By committing the assault last September the 26-year-old was recalled on a nine year prison sentence for manslaughter and section 20 wounding, what his defence barrister Abigail Nixon described as a 'baby shaking case'.

Giles Nelson, prosecuting, said Vallance's partner rang the police after the assault on September 26 last year.

Mr Nelson said: "She rang up the police saying she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, that he had pushed her down the stairs. She says she 'wasn't sure whether it was with one hand or two hands but he pushed me down that stairs and that's what caused the injury and caused me to phone the police'."

Mr Nelson said during the course of that 999 call Vallance could be heard making threats to 'stab' various people if they came near him.

The defendant was arrested at the scene and initially denied pushing her, claiming she tripped and then replied 'no comment' to questions put to him by police in interview.

"This is a complainant that did not support the prosecution and made a withdrawal statement" said Mr Nelson.

The couple had been in a relationship since May 4, 2018 and had argued on 'a daily basis'.

Vallance was jailed for nine years in December 2014 for the unlawful killing of his two-month old daughter, Isabella, when he was living in a rented flat in Redditch.

The Advertiser previously reported how a post mortem showed the child had a brain injury, eight broken ribs and two broken legs.

The injuries, described as something akin to a car crash, had been caused by fierce gripping or twisting by Vallance, originally from Bromsgrove.

Vallance denied causing the injuries but eventually admitted on the day of his trial that he was guilty of wounding.

Throughout the videolink hearing Vallance slumped forwards with his arms folded on the table in front of him.

Abigail Nixon, defending, said her client had ADHD and various mental health difficulties and said the Crown had been determined to proceed with this matter based on the 999 call and the evidence of body warn camera footage.

She accepted he was on licence at the time but argued that the injuries his partner sustained were 'minor in the scale of this sort of offence', asking him to be given credit for his guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

Recorder Edward Coke sentenced him to four months in prison but said the Crown Prosecution Service was right to continue with the case despite the victim not wanting to proceed with the matter.

However, he said he could not say what would happen with regard to Vallance's recall for the other offences.