Man jailed for attacking his ex - Cheshunt

24/06/2014

A man who attacked his ex in a Cheshunt pub has been jailed for 18 months today, Tuesday, 24 June 2014.

Douglas Dawson first smashed a glass over his own head and then hit the woman, cutting her lip. And, St Albans Crown Court was told, she even feared Dawson was about to throw a table at her. Luckily he didn't, but the incident prompted his arrest and meant he had spurned the chance offered to him in January of this year.

Then, a judge at the crown court had sentenced Dawson to 16 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months for assaulting the same woman occasioning her actual bodily harm and common assaults on her friend and neighbour. Judge Andrew Bright QC had suspended the prison sentence to give Dawson the chance to tackle his problems with alcohol and relationship issues.

By then, the woman wanted nothing to do with Dawson but, on 23 May this year, he made his way to the Green Dragon Pub in Cheshunt where he knew he was to confront her and ask that they resume their relationship.

Today Judge Bright told Dawson in the pub he had behaved aggressively towards his ex. He activated the original 16 month sentence and gave him a further two months to run consecutively for common assault on 23 May and criminal damage.

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