Prestatyn man said to use violence to control women jailed


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

A MAN, said by a judge to use violence to control women, has been jailed today (Thursday) following an incident when he attacked his partner for a second time.

Defendant Simon Declan Jones, 23, also assaulted two concerned people who tried to help the victim.

Jones, of Victoria Road in Prestatyn, was jailed for a total of 15 months.

A five year restraining order was made not to approach his former partner.

Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said that on April 20 this year, a little over a month after he was placed on a community order against the same victim, he carried out a “shocking and sustained” assault upon his partner.
“You did so in the public street having threatened her and isolated her through your threats,” he said.

He had grabbed her by the throat and pushed her against a wall before she was stopped by two women who asked him to calm him.

But he turned his attention again to his partner and threw her to the ground.

“You punched her repeatedly to the head and kicked her to the head and body,” said Judge Parry.

“When a man and a woman went to stop you, you punched one to the face and you elbowed the other to the face.”

They all suffered injuries.

His partner had cuts to the mouth, a large lump behind the year, and swelling and bruising to her nose and nose.

Judge Parry said that the defendant had a previous conviction for assaulting his partner, and a number of convictions for damage and disorder.

There were repeated police call outs made by a previous partner over the years.
The judge told him: “You are clearly a man who uses violence to control women.”

“You are rightly, in my view, assessed as a high risk of serious harm towards partners and in particular the current victim.”

It was a category one assault due to its sustained and repeat nature - and the use of a shod foot which was equivalent to the use of a weapon, Judge Parry said.

Jones admitted assault, occasioning actual bodily harm, on his partner, and two charges of common assault on those who went to help her.

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