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CPS North East - Domestic abuse prosecutions - February 2021

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Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in February 2021, notwithstanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Defendant was convicted of harassment after he repeatedly sent unwanted messages to the complainant after the breakdown of their relationship. He was sentenced to a twelve-month community order with rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of coercive/controlling behaviour, assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. During a short relationship he admitted to controlling who the complainant saw, what she wore, restricted her family and social circle, controlled her communications and assaulted her. He was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment.

The Defendant was convicted of battery. Following an argument, he had pushed the complainant and thrown her to the floor in front of their child. He was sentenced to a Community Order for twelve months with rehabilitation activities and an eight-week curfew. A restraining order was imposed for twelve months.

The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of unlawful wounding. Following an argument, she had hit the complainant and stabbed him with a kitchen knife causing two wounds. She was sentenced to immediate custody for 25 months. A restraining order was imposed until further notice.

The Defendant was convicted of threatening behaviour and being in possession of a knife. He had attended the home of the complainant with a knife and proceeded to threaten persons within. He was committed to the Crown Court for sentence where he was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years and required to attend rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was imposed for five years.

The Defendant was convicted of criminal damage after he damaged a photo frame and put holes in the wall of the property he shared with the complainant. He was sentenced to an 18-month community order with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work.

The Defendant was convicted of breach of restraining order after he attended the address of his mother, which he was prohibited from doing after causing damage there. He was sentenced to twelve weeks’ imprisonment suspended for twelve months.

The Defendants were convicted of child cruelty for not supervising their daughter when she fell out of an insecure first floor window fracturing her skull. They were sentenced at the Crown Court to a community order for twelve months, with unpaid work and rehabilitation activities.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking. Following the breakdown of the relationship the defendant repeatedly tried to contact the victim via social media, left voicemail messages when she refused to answer his calls, messaged her friends, turned up at her home uninvited and was threatening. He was sentenced to a three-month curfew order. A restraining order was made for twelve months.

The Defendant was convicted of Battery and criminal damage after he assaulted his mother and damaged a TV and door frame. He was sentenced to a Community Order for eighteen months with rehabilitation activity requirements.

The Defendant was convicted of harassment with violence and assaulting an emergency worker after she made repeated threats to harm her ex-partner via text messages, Facebook posts, Facebook live and directly to the police. Whilst in custody she assaulted an officer by repeatedly striking him. She was sentenced to a community order for a period of 18 months with rehabilitation activities and a fine of £120. A compensation order in the sum of £100 was made for the assaulted officer. A restraining order for 18 months was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted at Crown Court of assault causing actual bodily harm after a sustained assault on his partner which included blows to the head and body and a bite to her face. He was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. The victim had withdrawn her support for the prosecution, but the case was capable of proceeding on other evidence.

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