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CPS North East - Domestic abuse prosecutions - Oct/Nov 2021

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Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in Oct - Nov 2021:

The defendant was convicted of harassment towards his ex-partner after he made numerous unwanted phone calls to her, and repeatedly attended her address uninvited. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 months and 150 hours of unpaid work. A restraining order was made for five years.

The defendant was convicted of causing criminal damage to the door and television at his sister’s property where he had been staying. He was sentenced to a curfew on Saturdays/Sundays for a period of six weeks. Compensation was ordered to be paid to the victim in the sum of £430. 

The defendant was convicted of causing criminal damage at his partner’s home. The case proceeded without the support of the victim, who refused to make a formal complaint. The prosecution went ahead on other supporting evidence. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he slapped his ex-partner when she told him to leave her address, dragged her to the ground and punched her in the head and nose. He was sentenced to 14 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months, with an 18-month community order and rehabilitation requirement activities. A restraining order was imposed for three years.

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order by repeatedly making unwanted contact with the victim via social media. He was sentenced to a six-month community order with rehabilitation requirement activities and fined £60. A further restraining order was imposed. 

The defendant was convicted after trial of stalking his ex-partner.  He had left flowers at her door, gestured at her in the street, followed her, created a false social media profile, and attended addresses uninvited. He was sentenced to a community order for 12 months with rehabilitation requirement activities. Compensation in the sum of £300 was ordered. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

The defendant was convicted of assault by beating of his partner by punching her to the face causing facial injuries which were captured by police body worn footage. The case proceeded without the support of the victim who refused to make a formal complaint. The prosecution went ahead on other supporting evidence. He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. 

The defendant was sentenced to immediate custody for 36 months after he was convicted of assaults causing actual bodily harm towards his partner. The court heard that there had been a number of incidents during the short relationship during which he had repeatedly punched her, stamped on her and on one occasion put a cigarette out on her head. A restraining order was imposed for seven years.

The defendant was convicted of criminal damage offences and of beating after he embarked upon a damage spree causing damage to property around his ex-partner’s address and punched her to the face. He was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment. Compensation was ordered to a total of £400.

The Defendant was convicted of harassment. He had refused to return home after a short visit to his girlfriend in a different part of the country, and had slept in her shed unbeknown to her. He bombarded her with social media messages, created new profiles when blocked and continued to message her from these and repeatedly tried to call her. He was sentenced to a community order for 12 months with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. A restraining order was imposed for two years.

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