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CPS North East - Successful Domestic Abuse Prosecutions from July

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Below are some examples of domestic abuse cases recently successfully prosecuted by CPS North East, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic:

The Defendant was convicted of assault on the evidence of a third party when the victim refused to assist the police. The court heard how the Defendant had threatened to stab the victim and pushed her over, he then spat at the custody officer whilst in detention. He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months with rehabilitation activities, unpaid work and a requirement to attend a Building Better Relationships Program. The officer was awarded £100 compensation.

The Defendant was convicted of assault after he repeatedly punched the victim to the head in the presence of the children. He was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with rehabilitation requirements and unpaid work.

The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of Robbery after she took property from her Mother by violent force. She was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements. A restraining order for five years was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of Harassment without violence and sending malicious communications after he sent numerous distressing messages and phone calls to the victim. He was sentenced to a 24-month Community Order with a requirement to attend a Building Better Relationships Program and rehabilitation requirements. A restraining order for five years was imposed and compensation ordered to the sum of £200.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting his son after he began provoking an argument and then grabbed his son by the throat when he refused to rise to the bait. He was sentenced to a twelve month Community Order with rehabilitation requirements. A restraining order was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting his parents, causing criminal damage and sending a threatening message after he attended their address, forced entry and punched his father repeatedly in the presence of a child. He had punched his mother on an earlier occasion and had previously sent a threatening message to them. He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation of £400. A restraining order was imposed for a period of two years.

The Defendant was convicted at the Crown Court of unlawful wounding for beating up his girlfriend during which he pushed her causing her to fall through a pane of glass resulting in a deep cut. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with rehabilitation activities and a requirement to attend a Building Better Relationships Programme. An indefinite restraining order was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of Harassment without violence after he sent over 350 calls and text messages to his ex-girlfriend and refused to desist even though she attempted to block him. The court found them to be manipulative and emotionally abusive and sentenced him to 19 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation activities and a requirement to attend a building better relationships programme. A restraining order was imposed for three years.

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