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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - May 2021

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

The Defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after a sustained assault on his wife following a verbal altercation. He was sentenced to an 18-month community order with rehabilitation activities. Compensation in the sum of £200 was ordered.

The Defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order prohibiting him from entering his mother’s street after he was seen by police in her street in the middle of the night, drunk. He was sentenced to a fine of £80.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he slapped his partner to the face following a disagreement. He was sentenced to a three-month conditional discharge. The case proceeded without the support of the victim.

The Defendant was convicted of fraud after he entered a relationship with the victim and lied about his personal circumstances and finances in order to obtain money from her, leaving her jobless, homeless and in substantial debt. He was sentenced at the Crown Court to 54 months’ imprisonment.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he grabbed his partner around the neck forcing her head into a pillow. He was sentenced to 22 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months with rehabilitation activities and ordered to pay compensation of £200. A restraining order was made for 12 months.

The Defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after he grabbed the victim around the neck pinning her against a fence, then proceeded to strike her with force to the face, causing nerve damage. He was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for two years with rehabilitation activities. Compensation in the sum of £500 was ordered.

The Defendant was convicted of harassment after repeated calls, voice messages and texts including threating to smash windows and using abusive and insulting language towards the victim. He was sentenced to a community order for 12 months with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting his partner three times on one night whilst staying at a hotel. The incident was captured on CCTV and, whilst the victim did not support a prosecution and refused to give an account, the defendant was convicted on the strength of the CCTV evidence. He was sentenced to 14 weeks’ imprisonment. In addition, a previous suspended sentence was activated and a community order revoked, resulting in a total sentence of 32 weeks.

The Defendant was convicted of unlawful and malicious wounding of her mother after a sustained and repeated assault, smashing a bottle over her head and grabbing her around the throat. She was sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years with rehabilitation activity requirements. A restraining order was made for ten 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 12-month community order, rehabilitation activities and unpaid work. A restraining order was made for two years.

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