Man, 34, sent to prison for violent domestic assault
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A 34-year-old man who fractured his partner’s eye-socket during a domestic assault in Corby has been jailed.
Artus Caunans, previously of Corby, launched a vicious attack on the woman in the early hours of July 26, 2022, after an argument about money.
During the prolonged attack in Grantham Walk, he strangled and punched her, leaving her bleeding and drifting in and out of consciousness.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a bloodied rag which had been used by Caunans in an attempt to mop up some of the blood his attack had caused.
As a result of the assault, the woman was left with a fractured eye socket and fractured nasal bone which required surgery to fix metal plates into her skull.
Caunans was arrested and subsequently charged with Section 18 – grievous bodily harm with intent. After pleading guilty at an earlier hearing at Northampton Crown Court in January, he was sentenced at the same court last week (February 16) to three years in prison.
Lead Investigator, Detective Constable Stacey Hill from the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “This was an absolutely horrific attack and I am pleased that Caunans has been sent to prison as a result.
“Hopefully the survivor in this case can start to rebuild her life and move onto brighter things. She has shown great courage throughout our investigation and I am really grateful for her support.
“Reporting anything to the police can be an intimidating experience for a lot of people so it cannot be understated how much courage it takes to report abuse at the hands of a partner.
“I am really pleased with the result we have achieved here and hope this reassures the community in Northamptonshire that tackling violence against women and girls remains a matter of priority.”
If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, whether recent or non-recent, please come forward by calling 101 or via the Northamptonshire Police online reporting tool at www.northants.police.uk
If you have been a victim of a domestic abuse but are not yet ready to speak to the police, please visit www.voicenorthants.org or call Voice on 0300 303 1965.
Voice is a support service for anyone living in Northamptonshire, regardless of when, where or how crime happened to you. Services are free, confidential and you don’t have to have reported anything to the police.
Or alternatively visit www.ndas.co or call the Sunflower Centre on 01604 888211 who are local organisations who can also help you.
Did you know you can also request information about someone’s domestic violence history under Clare’s Law by completing a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) application. For more information visit www.northants.police.uk