A 31-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to harassment of his long-term partner in Carlton.
Liam Brown was given an 18-month prison sentence for harassment – putting someone in fear of violence – as well as witness intimidation, common assault and criminal damage.
Brown, of Serlby Rise, St Ann’s was sentenced following a number of incidents towards his former partner in the Carlton Hill area of Nottingham last year.
He had been in a relationship with the victim for many years, but the relationship had broken down.
He lost his temper and broke her phone by putting it in his mouth and snapping it after an argument at The Engine House pub one evening in July. He also snapped a pair of her sunglasses.
The victim was trying to leave the pub in a car, but Brown assaulted her. He wouldn’t let her go and grabbed her arm and twisted it which caused bruising to her arm.
Also last year whilst the victim was on holiday, she was sent a video of Brown at her home when he didn’t have permission to be there.
The victim reported this to the police and she also reported that Brown had been barraging her with text messages, phone calls and following her.
Brown was arrested in September 2019 for witness intimation, after the incidents were reported. He threatened the victim and tried to get her to drop the charges whilst on police bail.
He was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (17 April 2020).
Police Constable Chris Calvert, who led the investigation, said: “Thankfully, as a result of the bravery and courage from the victim throughout the investigation Brown is now facing the consequences of his actions.
“I hope that the sentence handed to him will allow the victim and her family to finally move forward with their lives.”
Nottinghamshire Police is supporting National Stalking Awareness Week (20-24 April) to help spread awareness of the issue.
Stalking is a serious and prevalent crime, which can have a devastating effect on the lives of victims and those around them. Nottinghamshire Police remains committed to do all that it can to bring offenders to justice and safeguard victims.
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