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Jail for controlling Northamptonshire domestic abuser

|News, Domestic abuse

A Daventry man has been jailed for harassment and false imprisonment, following a domestic incident in February 2019.

Curtis Peachment (28) made threats towards his victim during their short relationship, before escalating to violence and threats in his house after a night out. The victim tried to escape the house, but Peachment blocked the exits. The victim, fearing for her safety, was forced to try to escape through the bathroom window, where she fell and injured herself.

Peachment pleaded guilty to harassment and was found guilty of false imprisonment following a trial and was sentenced on 14 June to a total of two years and four months for both offences.

Karen Thompson from the CPS said: “Curtis Peachment’s abusive, threatening behaviour erupted into violence while he was high on cocaine and alcohol. The victim was terrified and took desperate measures to try and escape, injuring herself in the process. We have shown the court how he has consistently refused to take responsibility for his actions, even trying to blame the victim for what happened.

“The CPS is committed to prosecuting cases of domestic violence and understand the devastating effect these offences have on people. In this case, we have secured a restraining order, which will offer further protection to the victim. I would urge any victims of domestic violence to come forward and seek assistance.”

Notes to editors

  • Karen Thompson is a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and lead for Violence against Women and Girls at CPS East Midlands
  • Curtis Peachment was sentenced to 2 years 3 months for false imprisonment and a further month for harassment.

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