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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse prosecutions - March 2021

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

The Defendant was convicted of harassment and assault after he assaulted his mother on Christmas day and later made two calls to her, threatening to burn down her property and cause damage to it. He was sentenced to a 24-month community order with rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of Affray and breach of restraining order after he contacted his ex-partner, in breach of an order prohibiting it, and then perpetrated threats of violence and violent behaviour towards her. He was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for twelve months.

The Defendant was convicted after trial at the Crown Court of Voyeurism after he concealed a phone which recorded his daughter in the shower. He was sentenced to immediate custody for six months. A restraining order was imposed for three years and a sexual harm prevention order made for seven years.

The Defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order after an independent witness saw the defendant attending the home of his ex-partner, which he was prevented from doing. He was subsequently located in the street by police. The case proceeded without the support of the ex-partner. He was sentenced to a community order for six months with a curfew for four weeks. The court announced that the restraining order would remain in force until such time as the beneficiary sought to remove it.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting her partner of 38 years whilst in drink, punching him to the head more than once. She was sentenced to a twelve-month community order with rehabilitation activities.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting his elderly grandmother on three separate occasions and of controlling and/or coercive behaviour over a period of five months. He was sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment. An indefinite restraining order was made.

The Defendant was convicted of harassment after she sent numerous unwanted texts and calls to her ex-partner over a period of days. She was sentenced to a community order for twelve months with rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was made for two years.

The Defendant was convicted of offences of criminal damage after he attended the home of his ex-partner and when she would not let him in he threw stones at the house window, breaking the pane, and threw wood at her car, causing damage to not only her vehicle but a neighbour’s vehicle too. He was sentenced to an 18-month community order with rehabilitation requirements, and a six week curfew and ordered to pay compensation to a total of £300.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking involving serious harm after he sent numerous unwanted calls and texts, turned up uninvited at the victim’s work and made threats towards her. He was sentenced to a Community Order for 24 months with rehabilitation activity requirements and a curfew for nine weeks. A restraining order was made for two years.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking after he sent numerous unwanted messages to the victim of a sinister nature and returned her property to her in a damaged state. He was sentenced to eight weeks' imprisonment. A restraining order was made for five years.

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