Hampshire police will 'relentlessly pursue' domestic abusers - as man jailed for 30 months after throttling ex-girlfriend

A Hampshire man has been jailed for 30 months for assaulting his ex-partner.

Saturday, 6th August 2022, 12:46 pm

Benjamin Evetts, 27, who is in HMP Winchester, appeared at Southampton Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage to property valued under £5,000.

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

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Benjamin Evetts, 27, of HMP Winchester, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his ex-partner and criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

In the afternoon of June 15 this year, Evetts turned up at his ex-partner’s flat. When she opened the door, he pushed her over and kneeled over her, putting his thumb to her windpipe causing her to struggle to breathe. He snatched her phone out of her hand so she could not call the police.

Evetts left for around 45 minutes and when he came back, he caused criminal damage to her address and got in again.

He grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the floor once more, using her hair to bang her head into the wall while spitting at her.

Police were called by a neighbour and arrested Evetts nearby.

PC Romany Cushing, who led the case, said: ‘Evetts’ actions and behaviour was appalling.

‘We do not tolerate any forms of domestic abuse or assault and will relentlessly pursue perpetrators to ensure they face justice.

‘I hope this result encourages any victims of domestic abuse to come forward and reassures you that we will take your allegations seriously.’

Contact police on 101, report cases online, or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or going on their website.

People can also contact Stop Domestic Abuse on 0330 053 3630.