An Aspatria man has been sentenced to two years for grievous bodily harm committed against his partner.
Trevor Lockwood, of Sheila Fell Close, Aspatria, been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for wounding with intent, on Wednesday January 20.
The incident occurred on September 1, 2020, in which the 40-year-old punched his partner at the time in the face causing multiple facial fractures.
Detective Constable James Graham said: “Lockwood denied the assault and said the victim was the aggressor.
“The victim suffered multiple injuries to the face following his assault which he said in interview was an accident.
“Domestic violence is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and we take a proactive and sensitive approach to investigating incidents which are reported to us.
“Anyone experiencing domestic abuse can feel reassured that all reports will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.
“If you are a victim of domestic abuse, are affected by domestic abuse or know someone who is suffering please come forward.
“We do not want victims to suffer in silence – we can help you.
“If you have been the victim of such abuse – or if you know of a friend, relative or neighbour who has – contact the police today.”
It was announced last week people experiencing domestic abuse in Cumbria can now seek help from Boots Pharmacy staff by ‘asking for Ani’.
The phrase is code that they are making a call for assistance, with staff at participating pharmacies trained on the next steps to take.
his issue has added significance during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. People may leave home to avoid injury or risk of harm, including domestic abuse.
The ‘Ani’ they ask for is an abbreviation of Assistance Needed Immediately.
There are five categories of domestic abuse:
- Physical abuse.
- Controlling behaviour, where someone controls areas of the victim’s life. This can include controlling who the victim meets or speaks to, what they access on social media, what they wear and monitoring a person’s movements.
- Coercive behaviour, where the victim is forced to do things against their will, or they are constantly shouted at, ridiculed, deliberately frightened, threatened or made to feel like they have to walk on eggshells.
- Financial abuse, where the perpetrator controls the victim’s finances or restricts what money they can access for themselves or others. This is also a form of controlling behaviour.
- Psychological abuse, where a perpetrator destroys the confidence, outlook or mindset of the victim.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned for someone who is, you can report this by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.