A FOOTBALL hooligan who was locked up for attacking a rival fan has been sent back to prison for a year after hurling abuse at his girlfriend.

Jamie Chambers has been jailed for the tirade of abuse towards his partner at her home in Shoebury in May this year, as well as for possessing a weapon.

The 27-year-old, of no fixed address, was out on licence at the time of the incident, as he was one of 11 Southend United fans involved in the brutal attack of Simon Dobbin in Southend on March 21, 2015.

The assault left Mr Dobbin, a Cambridge United fan, with catastrophic injuries.

To this day he is unable to walk or talk and requires round-the-clock care.

Chambers was given a four-year sentence in 2017 after being convicted of violent disorder.

The court heard that Chambers had been with his partner at her home in Osprey Close on May 27, having a normal conversation.

But he began to get more aggressive and refused to calm down, even though she said her children were sleeping.

He began to hurl insults at her and used obscene language and hammered on a door, resulting in damage.

The commotion alerted neighbours.

Police were called and arrested Chambers, who was found to have a CS spray canister on him, but he did not use it.

He gave an explanation that the canister had been given to him by someone else.

Chambers admitted possessing a weapon capable of discharging noxious liquid, criminal damage and using abusive or threatening words and behaviour.

Mitigating, Chris Whitcombe said: “He has been homeless and has been couch surfing.

“He hopes to move away from the Southend area and has had an offer of a job, it is something he will work towards.”

Judge Samantha Cohen told Chambers: “On May 27 you behaved like a thug.

“You became angry, you shouted at her calling her names.

“When police arrived, they arrested you, you were carrying a CS gas canister.

“You provided an explanation that you took it from her, that I do not accept.

“Every year since 2010 you have been involved in a public order offence.”

As he was sentenced by Judge Cohen at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday, Chambers said the case was “b*******” despite admitting three charges.

After he was taken down to the cells, Judge Cohen told the court: “Well, he’s charming.”