Man, 28, sentenced for incident where woman fell out of window
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A 28-year-old Daventry man who was convicted of false imprisonment and harassment after he caused so much distress to his partner at the time that she fell through a first-floor window trying to escape him has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison.
Curtis Thomas Peachment, 28, of Bowen Square, Daventry, was convicted of the offences in connection with an incident on February 17, 2019.
The incident started as a normal evening with the pair getting ready for a night out. However, Peachment took issue with what the woman was wearing, making her feel so uncomfortable that the evening at a local bar was cut short, with the couple arriving home just after midnight.
When they returned to Peachment’s address, he immediately began berating her once again for her clothing choices. As a result, the woman made to leave, putting on her shoes.
It was at this point that Peachment lost his temper, pulling her shoes off, throwing them across the room and telling her that she was not allowed to go. He proceeded to push and hit her before she was able to persuade him to let her go to the bathroom.
At the point of her locking the door, Peachment became angry once again and tried to break into the bathroom. This put the woman in such fear of him that she climbed out of the first-floor window, falling onto the floor below.
Despite screaming at him not to touch her, Peachment picked her up and took her back into the house before locking the door. An ambulance was called a short time later.
As a result of the fall and the attack on her by Peachment, the woman suffered a fractured vertebrae, a cut to the back of her head, bruising to her eye and a swollen lip.
At Northampton Crown Court on May 10, 2021, Peachment pleaded guilty to harassment and was found guilty by a jury of false imprisonment. Today (Monday, June 14), he was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.
He was also handed a restraining order which will prevent him from contacting the woman.
In his sentencing remarks, His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo stated: “You are arrogant and have shown no remorse.”
Lead Investigator, DC Andrea Taylor, said: “The woman in this case is absolutely overjoyed that Curtis Peachment has been sent to prison and that she now has a restraining order which prevents him from contacting her. She has been so brave and I am really very proud of her.
“Peachment, like so many abusers, used violence and fear as a form of control. But this woman fought back – realising she deserved better, contacting us, and supporting our investigation with quiet resolve until the very end.
“I cannot overstate the courage it takes for someone who has experienced abuse like this not only to come forward and tell the police, but to support a prosecution, and I want to make it clear to others out there who feel it an insurmountable task to get out of an abusive relationship – please come forward because we can help you.
“I am very passionate about helping people in these situations and bringing the offenders of these crimes to justice and I hope this case shows that Northamptonshire Police will take reports like this with the seriousness and diligence that they deserve and fight to get them justice.”
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