Man, 26, convicted of domestic abuse offences
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A 26-year-old man who breached his restraining order to harass his ex-partner has been handed a one-year prison sentence.
Kyle Owen Smith, 26, previously of South Holme Court, Northampton, turned up at his ex-partner’s home in the Billing area of Northampton numerous times in the early hours of Monday, August 17, and forced his way into the house by kicking in the front door. The woman hid in her wardrobe and called police.
Upon police arrival, Smith had fled with officers helping the woman to board up her door. However, just minutes after they left, Smith returned to the house, once again kicking in the door through the boarding.
Numerous police resources were deployed by Northamptonshire Police’s Control Room and Smith made a run for it, garden hopping in a desperate attempt to evade officers and PD Olly, who had also been deployed. He was eventually arrested and later charged.
At Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, August 18, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 weeks for breaching his restraining order on a suspended sentence, and 12 weeks for the incident on August 17, making a year in total.
PC Glyn Humphries, said: “When we heard that Kyle Smith had returned just minutes after police officers had left the scene having boarded up the door, a large number of resources were sent to catch him once and for all and put him behind bars for the safety of this woman and others.
“He, like so many domestic abusers, is a bully, and bullies rely on fear. This fear gives them a false perception of their own power and a belief that they can act with impunity. Not in this county.
“When faced with a suite of police officers, a working German Shepherd and the threat of Taser, he gave himself up.
“Tackling domestic abuse is one of Northamptonshire Police’s priorities and we are absolutely determined to do everything we can to safeguard and support victims whilst also putting the offenders in prison. I hope this case demonstrates that unwavering resolve.”
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