Man Sentenced after Investigation by Domestic Abuse Unit Officers
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A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and a three-year restraining order issued after assaulting his former partner.
Domestic Abuse Unit officers investigated the incident whereby 55-year-old Anthony Campbell, of Portrush Close in Middlesbrough, was reported to have assaulted a woman in her thirties by punching her in the face several times and assaulted a nine-year-old girl by kicking her in the stomach. He dragged the woman and three children who were with her into his vehicle before driving away.
The incident happened on Monday 13th March 2023.
A plastic bottle containing liquid was seen by the victim. Campbell made threats that he would “destroy her face” and he also had with him a taser in his vehicle.
The woman lost consciousness several times and woke up in an address, before Campbell drove her and the children to the hospital.
The woman suffered a large swollen black eye, a bruised hand and a cut to her eyebrow, which required medical glue. She may require surgery to her eye.
The nine-year-old girl did not have any visible injuries, however, was said to be in pain.
Campbell was convicted two breaches of a restraining order and two assaults. He was issued an 18-month custodial sentence and a three-year restraining order on Monday 14th August at Teesside Crown Court.
Investigating officer, PC Peter Dunn from the Domestic Abuse Unit, said: “I am satisfied with the sentence handed to Campbell and the further restraining order, which I hope will give some comfort to the victims in this case.
“Campbell is clearly a danger and his time in prison will give him chance to reflect upon these crimes, which must have been terrifying for the woman and child involved.
“Anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse is urged to come forward and speak to police on 101 or get help from the many support services which are available to offer advice and specialist support.”