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Domestic abuse convictions - November & December 2021

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

The Defendant was convicted of racially aggravated harassment causing fear of violence after he had made numerous unwanted threatening, abusive and racist calls to his ex partner over a period of 4 months. He was sentenced to a community order for 18mths with unpaid work and made to pay compensation to the victim in the sum of £200. A restraining order was made for a period of 2 years.

The Defendant was convicted of threats to cause criminal damage when because of an argument he attended the house of his ex-partner with two claw hammers threatening to cause damage. The case proceeded without the support of the victim who refused to provide a statement. The prosecution was able to go ahead on other supporting evidence. He was sentenced to a fine of £80.

The Defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order after he bombarded his ex-partner with texts, phone calls, social media posts, and attended her address uninvited. He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. Compensation was ordered to be paid to the victim and a restraining order for 5 years was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of assaulting his partner. 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 12 mth community order with rehabilitation requirement activities.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating, stalking and coercive and controlling behaviour. He was found to have controlled his partner over a number of years by dictating who she saw and spoke to, forcing her to change jobs so he could control her from home and when the relationship broke down continued to pester and harass her until she reconciled with him. He was sentenced to 3 years 6 mths imprisonment. An indefinite restraining order was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour during his marriage to the victim. The court found he systematically controlled who she saw and when, controlled her money and made her get rid of items with sentimental value and assaulted her. He was sentenced to 12 mths imprisonment suspended for 2 years with rehabilitation requirement activities. An indefinite restraining order was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking his ex-partner. Following the breakdown of the relationship he bombarded her with texts over a period of days and attended her property uninvited on more than one occasion. He was sentenced to a community order for 18 mths with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. Compensation in the sum of £100 was ordered. A restraining order was imposed for 2 years.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating of his partner by punching her to the head and smashing her phone. He was sentenced to a fine of £270 and ordered to pay compensation of £300. A restraining order for a period of 12 months was imposed.

The Defendant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after he subjected his partner to a sustained attack which included grabbing her by the throat, slapping her face and banging her head off the floor. He was sentenced to 12 mths imprisonment suspended for 2 years with rehabilitation requirement activities and unpaid work. A restraining order was imposed for 5 years.

The Defendant was convicted of assault by beating after he punched his partner in the face for ‘making his mouth go’. He was sentenced to a fine of £80.

The Defendant was convicted of stalking his ex partner after he attended her address 3 times on one day, made 11 unwanted telephone calls to her over the course of 4 days and approached her in the street, demanding a hug from her and then shouting abuse and threats at her. He was sentenced to a fine of £150.

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