Rubbish hiding place fails to stop Nottinghamshire Police finding East Markham domestic abuser
Police found a domestic abuser hiding in a wheelie bin after he attacked a woman he’d been banned from contacting.
Excellent team work from officers with support from a police helicopter led them to find Vincent Jackson after he assaulted the woman and cut the coolant pipe and fan belt to her car.
The terrified victim fled to her neighbour’s home and hid in the garden before calling 999 following the assault in East Markham on October 25, 2020.
Jackson, of no fixed address, already had a five-year restraining order banning him from attending the woman's home and communicating with her.
The 36-year-old appeared at Nottingham Crown Court and was sentenced to 15 months in prison after being charged with assault by beating, criminal damage to a motor vehicle and breach of a restraining order.
Officer in the case, Detective Constable David Hikin said: "This was a horrific incident which saw a woman being assaulted numerous times.
"The woman was left utterly traumatised following the continued assaults. She eventually left the house and hid behind a car crying and distressed.
"We’d like to thank the victim, who suffered bruising and reddening of the face and arm as a result of the ordeal, as well as her family and friends for their bravery and support throughout this case.
"We hope that they can now move forward with their lives and this positive result encourages anyone suffering domestic abuse to come forward and report it to us as soon as possible so we can protect them and their loved ones."