Birmingham man jailed for assault on ex-partner

A Birmingham man has been jailed for nearly three years after pleading guilty to assault and criminal damage.

Charlie Clark. Photo: National Probation Service
Charlie Clark. Photo: National Probation Service

Charlie Clark, also known as Jacob Taylor, was charged in November following reports to police that he had violently attacked his former partner in her Bromsgrove home.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, had been strangled and beaten - however she was able to escape the house and a member of the public raised the alarm to police.

Clark, 29, from Finstall Close, in Birmingham, sentenced to 33 months in prison at Worcester Crown Court on January 13. A restraining order was also granted to protect the victim from further harm.

Detective Constable Claire Masters, from West Mercia Police, said: “The victim, while now safe, initially did not want to involve police because she was so scared of Clark, fearing further violence and harm should she pursue a complaint.

“I cannot commend her enough however for making the brave and courageous decision to come forward and speak out. She trusted officers to listen, to take the appropriate action and has thanked us for our support and she truly believes that her decision to speak to us has saved her life.

“During lockdown, we are aware it is increasingly harder for victims to escape domestic abuse and violence. Domestic abuse perpetrators are using the restrictions to control, manipulate and instil fear into their victims. Household isolation instructions as a result of coronavirus do not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.”

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