A "violent" drunk pulled his daughter’s hair when she tried to take her younger sister out.

Casamiro Fernandes told the girl he would “break everything in the house” - then went on to throw a brick at the girls’ grandmother.

A year later, while on court bail for the assault, he went round to the family home in a rage – breaking a fence panel and throwing plant pots when his wife refused to let him in.

Jailing the 42-year-old for a year, Recorder Charles Langley told Fernandes: “You are a violent, aggressive and unreasonable man when drunk and you have no doubt caused your family considerable distress during those periods.”

Prosecutor Ellie Sheahan told Swindon Crown Court that Fernandes was at home drinking on August 25 last year when his older daughter said she was taking her younger sister, now five-years-old, out of the house.

He said: “You’re not taking her anywhere. If you take the little one I’m going to break everything in the house.”

Angry, he grabbed the girl by the hair and pulled her towards him. The girl’s grandmother intervened.

Fernandes followed them out of the house, slapped the grandmother, pulled her arm and threw a brick at her. His daughter called her mum, who was out at the time.

Interviewed by the police, he claimed he’d been drinking heavily and could not remember anything. He said he wasn’t aware that a restraining order was in place.

While on court bail for that assault, he had come around to the family home on August 13 this year and called his wife. He ordered she let him in the house or he would “break everything”.

He banged on the front door before going round the back. He tried to climb over the garden fence then smashed his way through before picking up plant pots and hurling them at the house. The couple’s younger daughter was in the house at the time.

Fernandes, of Graham Street, but appearing before the court via video link from Bullingdon prison, pleaded guilty at the magistrates’ court to breaching a restraining order, assault by beating, criminal damage and using violence to secure entry.

George Threlfall, defending, asked the judge to consider a proposal from the probation service for a community order that would allow his client to get help with his alcoholism.

He said: “This is drinking that goes beyond a pleasurable drink, there’s something rather purposeful about it and rather sad and it needs to be addressed otherwise this man is going to get involved in this sort of domestic assault into the future. He’s just going to serve longer and longer periods of imprisonment.”

Recorder Langley said the restraining order imposed in 2016 would last until further order.