Newcastle man jailed for grievous bodily harm and controlling behaviour
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A man from Newcastle-under-Lyme has been jailed after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm and coercive/controlling behaviour.
Victor Newsome, aged 42, was arrested and charged on 6 September 2020 in Newcastle-under-Lyme and subsequently charged on 7 September 2020.
Newsome was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on 15 September 2021.
The charges relate to two separate offences that took place in 2020.
Officers responded to reports of an injured man who later revealed he was assaulted at a property in Newcastle-under-Lyme and attempted to escape from his attacker. The victim had boiling kettle water poured down his back which resulted in permanent scarring and also broke his ankle having jumped down a wall trying to escape. Newsome was sentenced to six years for this offence.
The 42-year-old was also sentenced for 18 months for controlling and coercive behaviour against a woman relating to a series of incidents between July 2020 and September 2020.
PC Christopher Wright of Staffordshire Police, said: “We are pleased with the court’s decision to hand out a strong sentence to Newsome.
“We also want to praise his victims for showing the courage to come forward to help us with our investigation. We will always do whatever it takes to bring offenders to justice, while ensuring victims and their families are offered the support they need.”