A controlling man has been sent to prison for controlling his girlfriend’s social life, as well as telling her what to wear, eat and forcing her to exercise.
Mohammed Anwaar pleaded guilty to a new charge of controlling or coercive behaviour along with nine counts of assault and criminal damage.
He was sent to jail for two-and-a-half years after the court heard about the abusive manner in which he controlled his girlfriend’s life.
The woman, Gemma Doherty, said the relationship started out well but her life changed in May last year.
‘ I knew how quickly his mood could change over the smallest thing,’ she said. ‘He ruined my daily life.’
It is reported that Anwaar was open to fits of rage and had once rendered her unconscious after climbing on top of her and chocking her, smashing p her mobile phone in the process.
He had also attacked her in front of her sons, slapping her around the back of her head on multiple occasions.
Prosecutor Nicola Quinney said Anwaar had held a knife to Miss Doherty’s throat, telling her that he was not afraid of a life sentence in prison while her three-year-old son Ethan was hiding under the bed.
Judge Julian Goose QC said: ‘You plainly have a history of violence.’
The new law:
The new law, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years, was brought in to include such behaviours, which do not amount to violence but still cause someone to fear violence will be used against them, or generates serious alarm or distress that has a substantial effect on their usual day-to-day activities.
[Source: The Sun]
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)