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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse and Stalking prosecutions - May 2022

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Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in May 2022. 

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order by attending his ex-partner’s address and knocking on the windows. He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment. 

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating; angry at being confronted by the victim about not paying child maintenance, he argued in the street with her, which culminated in him punching and knocking her tooth out. He was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work. Compensation was ordered in the sum of £200.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he turned up at his ex-partner's address uninvited and, following an argument, threw her on the sofa and punched her to the face. The case proceeded on other evidence after the victim refused to assist the prosecution. He was sentenced to a community order for twelve months with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work.

The defendant was convicted after trial of assault by beating of his ex-partner. Following an argument, he had grabbed her by the neck, pushed her and threatened her with a knife. He was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for twelve months with unpaid work. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted of theft and of fraud after she unlawfully transferred monies from the accounts of her ex-partner and her mother for her own benefit and obtained loans in a false name. She was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment.

The defendant was convicted of fraud after she unlawfully used Paypal accounts belonging to her Mother and Grandmother to make large personal purchases and transfer monies to her sister. She was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, with rehabilitation activities and a curfew of six months.

The Defendant was convicted of sending a menacing communication after he made a phone call to his ex-partner in the early hours of the morning, stating he was in possession of a can of petrol and that it would only take him two minutes to come through her door. He was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £125. A restraining order was imposed for twelve months.

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage after he attended his ex-partner’s address banging and shouting to be let in and, when she failed to engage, used an unknown object to hit and smash the outer pane of the window. He was sentenced to a fine of £80 and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £200.

The defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after he detained the victim who was trying to leave his address and then proceeded to assault her. He was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. The case proceeded without the support of the victim but on other supporting evidence. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating, assault causing actual bodily harm and possessing a prohibited weapon, after he discharged a stun gun into his partner’s leg and then some days later perpetrated a sustained assault upon her which included kicks and punches, choking, and using her shoes as a weapon. He was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for ten years.

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