Man jailed for pushing partner out of window

|News, Domestic abuse

A 28-year-old man who pushed his partner out of a second floor bedroom window has today been jailed to 16 years imprisonment and four years on licence after he was found guilty of her attempted murder.

A jury at Warwick Crown Court heard that the victim and Iain MacLachlan-Sim had been in a volatile five month relationship.

On 17 October 2016, the pair had visited the friend of the victim in Leamington Spa and during the evening the group had socialised together.

In the early hours of the 18 October 2016, the defendant and the victim were upstairs arguing when witnesses saw the victim fall from the second storey of the maisonette.

The emergency services were called and the victim was taken to University Hospital Coventry where she was treated for her injuries.

MacLachlan-Sim was arrested at the scene.

Georgina Davies, with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Iain MacLachlan-Sim and the victim had been in a turbulent five month relationship which culminated in her being pushed out of a fourth floor bedroom window.

“The defendant’s actions have left the victim with life changing injuries, which he denied being responsible for. However, with the evidence from the victim, we were able to prove that MacLachlan-Sim did push her out of the window and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for supporting the prosecution team.”

Notes to editors

  • Georgina Davies is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands CPS
  • Ian MacLachlan-Sim: D.o.B. 10/06/1989

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