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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - July 2021

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Below are some examples of domestic abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in July 2021.

The defendant was convicted of assault for pushing his sister during an argument and making threats towards her. He was sentenced to a twelve-month conditional discharge.

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage after he threw a brick through his mother’s window, destroying the panes of glass. He was sentenced to a twelve-month conditional discharge. A restraining order of 18 months was imposed.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating and criminal damage after he kicked his ex-partner to the body and smashed her mobile phone. He was sentenced to a twelve-month community order with rehabilitation activities and ordered to pay compensation of £50. A restraining order was imposed for three years.

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order after he attended the address of his ex-partner when he was prohibited from doing so and, whilst there, caused her an injury to her face. The case proceeded without the support of the victim. He was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment.

The defendant was convicted of harassment after he sent over 30 unwanted e mails to his ex-partner. He was also convicted of criminal damage after he damaged the door belonging to her friend. He was sentenced to 22 weeks imprisonment suspended for 24 months with rehabilitation activities and ordered to pay compensation of £50. A restraining order was imposed for three years.

The defendant was convicted of assaulting his mother by spitting at her and punching her to the head after she refused to pay his drug debts. He was also convicted of homophobic abuse towards the arresting officer and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to twelve weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for twelve months with unpaid work requirement. Compensation in the sum of £50 was ordered. The judge announced that he had uplifted the sentence in relation to the officer to reflect the homophobic nature of the offending.

The defendant was convicted of harassment after repeated unwanted calls, and texts were made to the victim. He was also convicted of an assault on her in which he had grabbed her by the throat. The case proceeded without the support of the victim. He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ custody suspended for twelve months and ordered to pay compensation of £120. A restraining order was imposed for 18 months.

The Defendant was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment with extended four-year licence after he was convicted at the Crown Court of unlawful wounding and breach of a restraining order. He had subjected his ex-partner to a sustained and prolonged assault causing serious injury whilst being in breach of a restraining order prohibiting him from having contact with her.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he repeatedly slapped and punched his partner to the face whilst drunk. He was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment. A restraining order was made for two years.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking. Following the breakdown of the relationship he began to make repeated unwanted contact, turning up at her address weekly, texting and ringing her several times a day. He was sentenced to a fine of £230. An indefinite restraining order was made.

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