CPS North East - Domestic abuse prosecutions - October 2020
Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in October, notwithstanding the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, report it to police so that we can prosecute the offender.
- The Defendant was convicted of unlawful wounding after he inflicted knife wounds to his partner whilst in drink following a bout of ‘lockdown stress’. He was sentenced at the Crown Court to two years’ imprisonment suspended for two years.
- he Defendant was convicted of breach of a non-molestation order, assault and dangerous driving after he rammed a car into his ex-girlfriend's car, causing damage. He then he pushed her and assaulted the male she was with when they exited the damaged vehicle. He was sentenced at the Crown Court to three and a half years’ imprisonment, disqualified from driving and an indefinite restraining order was imposed.
- The Defendant was convicted of assault after he pushed his wife to the ground causing a grazed arm and spat in her face. The case proceeded on third party evidence when the victim refused to assist the prosecution. He was sentenced to a community order for six months with a four-week curfew. A restraining order was imposed for a period of twelve months and compensation was ordered to be paid in the sum of £100.
- The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of assault causing actual bodily harm, and assault on a police officer. The court found there had been a sustained assault on his ex-partner followed by an assault on the arresting officer. He was sentenced to 13 ½ months’ imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for ten years.
- The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of assault causing actual bodily harm and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour. He had engaged in years of physical and emotional abuse towards his wife, culminating in a sustained assault causing significant injuries perpetrated in front of her children. He was sentenced to 27 months' imprisonment. A restraining order was imposed for a period of ten years.
- The Defendant was convicted at the Crown court of unlawful wounding. when on Christmas day and in drink she hit her brother over the head with a glass causing a significant injury. The prosecution was brought based on other evidence after the victim refused to support the prosecution. She was sentenced to twelve weeks' imprisonment suspended for 24 months with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work.
- The Defendant was convicted at Crown Court of assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage after a sustained assault towards his ex-partner in which he repeatedly punched and kicked her and damaged her property. He was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation activity requirements and unpaid work. A restraining order was imposed until further order.
- The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of breaching a restraining order after he was discovered by police in the address of his ex-partner. He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.
- The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of harassment causing fear of violence, battery and criminal damage after he had sent threatening texts and messages to his ex-partner and subsequently kicked in her door and assaulted her. He was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation activities and unpaid work.