Man assaulted ex-partner up to 40 times and degraded her

Man assaulted ex-partner up to 40 times and degraded her
Man assaulted ex-partner up to 40 times and degraded her

A MAN has been jailed for 16 months after assaulting his former partner up to 40 times and degrading and humiliating her.

Carl Bailey hit her with a wrench, kicked her in her work boots, choked her and spat in her face, Bradford Crown Court heard.

She had lost count of the number of times he had attacked her, but she thought it was 30 or 40, prosecutor Brian Russell said.

Bailey, 52, of Fearnville Drive, Laisterdyke, Bradford, pleaded guilty earlier this week to three charges of controlling or coercive behavior.

Mr Russell said the couple’s relationship started well but deteriorated.

Bailey, a worker at a lumber yard, began to be verbally abusive and continued to assault her on numerous occasions.

Police have repeatedly visited their address, the court was told.

Bailey had punched her in the arm while holding a key, causing her a puncture wound, punched her in the body in her steel-capped boots, and strangled her, causing bruises to her neck. She had black eyes and bruises, especially on her neck.

He had also degraded and humiliated her by accusing her of infidelity and spitting in her face.

Mr Russell said they started living at different addresses, but Bailey harassed her by repeatedly phoning him and showing up uninvited at her house.

She had suffered physical and psychological abuse and had been degraded and subjected to violence on numerous occasions.

Bailey initially denied any wrongdoing, saying she had self-harmed.

He had only one prior conviction for common assault, dating back to 2008.

Adam Walker said in mitigation that there was another side to Bailey, indicated in reference letters produced in court.

His behavior towards the woman was out of character. He was normally a hard-working, law-abiding man who others spoke well of.

A former partner was in court supporting him with a group of supporters, Mr Walker said.

Bradford recorder Judge Richard Mansell QC said Bailey’s guilty plea saved the woman from giving evidence in court.

He had admitted to assaulting her on several occasions and to having controlled, degraded and humiliated her. The offense was so serious that it called for an immediate prison sentence.

Judge Mansell issued an indefinite restraining order barring Bailey from directly contacting the woman by any means except through an agreed third party. Nor should he go to the address where she is.

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