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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - March 2022

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Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East between Feb 2022 - March 2022. 

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage to his Stepmother’s motor vehicle. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £650. 

The defendant was convicted after trial of assault causing actual bodily harm following a sustained assault on his ex-partner which caused significant bruising. Evidence was given by the victim using measures which screened her from the defendant in court. He was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment. 

The defendant was convicted after trial of breaching a non-molestation order by entering the street where the victim lived. Evidence was given by the victim using measures which meant she did not have to meet the defendant. He was sentenced to a fine of £180. A restraining order for six months was imposed.

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order and of assault after he repeatedly attended the home of his parents uninvited and when challenged assaulted his elderly father. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 months with rehabilitation activities. He was ordered to pay compensation of £50.

The defendant was convicted of harassment after he had repeatedly called and attended the address of his ex-partner refusing to leave and swearing and shouting in the street. He was already subject to 14 days’ imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for three years. 

The defendant was convicted of harassment and criminal damage after he attended his ex-partners address on two occasions, slashed the tyres of her car and on another occasion rammed her car. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 months with rehabilitation activities. Compensation was ordered in the sum of £350.  A restraining order for two years was imposed. 

The defendant was convicted of stalking causing serious alarm or distress and of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour in relation to his ex-partner. The court heard he would assault her, punish her for going out, isolate her, call her names and put her down, throw her medicine away, send her videos of him damaging her things, lock her in the house, call her if she was out with friends and threaten to beat her if she did not come home. He made repeated unwanted contact with her over social media and telephone notwithstanding being warned not to do so. He was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for ten years.

The defendant was convicted of stalking after he sent unwanted messages and calls to his ex-partner, followed her in his car while she was out running and attended her home on a number of occasions. He was sentenced to an 18-month community order with rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted of assault after he forced his way into his girlfriend’s bedroom, grabbed her by the throat and banged her head against the wall. The case proceeded without the support of the victim who withdrew her consent to prosecute. Following a trial where other evidence was heard he was convicted and sentenced to a twelve-month community order with rehabilitation activities and a fine of £100. 

The defendant was convicted of assault after he grabbed his ex-wife by the wrist and twisted her arm when she tried to ring the police following an argument because he refused to leave her address. He was sentenced to a fine of £225 and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of £225 to the victim. A restraining order was imposed for six months. 

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage and a public order offence after he attended the address of his ex-partner in the middle of the night uninvited and when she refused him access, he broke the house window and door and the window to her car. He was sentenced to a community order for two years with rehabilitation activities. Compensation in the sum of £450 was ordered and a restraining order was imposed for twelve months

The defendant was convicted of stalking after he sent numerous texts and voicemails to his ex-partner, attended her workplace and her home address uninvited. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 months with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work requirement. a fine of £40. A restraining order was imposed for three years.
 

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