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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse prosecutions - January 2022

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Below are some examples of domestic abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East between Dec 2021 - Jan 2022. 

The defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm and of common assault after he punched his partner three times to the face, causing a fracture and bruising to her nose. This incident was followed a month later by him issuing threats to do the same again. He was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with unpaid work and a curfew for 6 months. 

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating towards his partner’s teenage son after he admitted pushing him and grabbing him by the throat. He was sentenced to a community order for twelve months with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. He was ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £100.

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage after he spray painted the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s property with abusive language. He was sentenced to a 6-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £50. 

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order after he attended the home of his ex-partner uninvited and let himself in. He was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment and in addition the court activated a suspended sentence of a further eight weeks.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating and harassment. Following the break-up of the relationship he repeatedly contacted the victim, threatened her and on one occasion assaulted her causing swelling to her face. He was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirement activities. Compensation in the sum of £200 was ordered and a restraining order for five years imposed. 

The defendant was convicted of stalking after he defecated and urinated in his ex-girlfriend’s hot tub in her back garden, turned up at her address uninvited and left personal items on her car. He was sentenced to a community order for twelve months with rehabilitation requirement activities. A restraining order for two years was imposed. 

The defendant was convicted of harassment of his ex-wife. Following the breakdown of the relationship he bombarded her with abusive and threatening texts and calls and left voicemails and attended her property uninvited. He was sentenced to a fine of £120. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted of common assault towards his partner of 33 years after he threatened her with violence. He was sentenced to a community order of 18 months, with rehabilitation requirement activities, and a curfew of 16 weeks. He was ordered to pay compensation of £100. 

The defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm and threats to kill after he assaulted his wife by strangulation and beating and then threatened her with a knife. He was sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment. An indefinite restraining order was imposed.

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order, within days of its imposition, when he contacted family members which he was prohibited from doing. He was sentenced to a community order for 24 months with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. 

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he grabbed his ex-partner whilst in drink and struck her a number of times. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 months with rehabilitation requirement activities. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted after trial of assault by beating after he headbutted and punched his ex-partner following an argument. He was sentenced to a community order for twelve months with rehabilitation activities and a fine of £600. He was ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £50 and a restraining order was imposed for two years.

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