Man jailed for multiple attacks on woman - Ware

18/10/2016

Mark Wrathall was jailed for 23 months today, Tuesday, 18 October 2016, for attacking a woman on three occasions in July of this year at his home.

Wrathall, aged 36, from Princess Street, Ware, had earlier been ordered by a court not to have any contact with the woman following violence he had committed on her on previous occasions.

Wrathall appeared in custody at St Albans Crown Court to be sentenced having been convicted by a jury earlier this month of three offences of assault by beating.

The jury, at his trial, was told the offences concerned attacks by him on her that took place on 10, 11 and 12 July this year.

In the first attack he punched her, cutting her lip. The following day he held her head under a running tap before squeezing her throat after throwing her on a bed. Then on 12 July he punched her again splitting her lip.

Today, Judge Stephen Warner said the victim had been vulnerable and Wrathall knew full well he was not supposed to have any contact with her and had flouted a court order made earlier in respect of domestic violence on the woman.

When he appeared in court today Wrathall admitted two offences of breaching an order. In addition to the jail sentence of 23 months, the Judge told him there would be a new restraining order in place preventng him from having any further contact with the woman.

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