Video cameras worn by police convict domestic violence perpetrator

10/03/2017

Video cameras worn by police have been used to convict a man who assaulted a woman and her son.

Although both victims of Ansu Jallow, 43, [16/03/1973] spoke to police after the assaults on 7 July 2016 at their Streatham home, they later felt unable to give evidence in court.

But magistrates allowed footage recorded by officers straight after the attack to be played in hi s trial at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

The woman described on tape how Jallow grabbed her by the hair, and repeatedly hit her head, before punching her son when he intervened.

Jallow was convicted of two counts of assault. He was sentenced by magistrates to a three month suspended prison sentence for each of the two assaults today [10 March 2017], to be served concurrently, given a 150 hours unpaid work requirement and ordered to pay £620 in costs.

CPS London reviewing lawyer Safira Afzal said: “This was a nasty case of domestic violence and the victims’ credible and truthful account of what happened, which was captured on video very soon after the attack, was central to the prosecution case.

“We know these can be difficult and sensitive cases to put before a court and victims are sometimes reticent to support prosecutions for a variety of reasons.

“This case proves there are new and compelling ways to present cases and achieve justice for victims.”