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Jail for ‘violent bully’ who strangled his partner until she was unconscious

A man described by police as a ‘violent bully’ who beat and strangled his former partner has been jailed.

Wesley Cain, aged 33, also threatened to kill the woman during a six-month campaign of intimidation.

Cain, who also goes by the name of Wesley Blade, launched an attack on the victim on 25 May 2022 when he punched her to the head on multiple occasions before strangling her until she was unconscious.

On 4 September, Cain and the victim were in a car when he assaulted her by grabbing her in a headlock.

Cain’s intimidating behaviour continued later in September when he sent messages to the woman threatening to kill her.

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While under arrest for the offences on 18 September, Cain damaged a glass window at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre after reacting violently to police seizing a Kindle he was using to make further threats towards the victim.

Cain pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault by strangulation, making threats to kill and criminal damage when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday (17 May).

He was jailed for a total of four years and also handed a restraining order which bans him from contacting the victim for 10 years.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: “This was an appalling and prolonged display of violence and intimidation from a controlling and abusive bully.

“I’d like to commend this victim for her bravery throughout the ordeal Cain subjected her to. He pleaded guilty to these offences at the last possible moment – subjecting her to an even longer period of anxiety.

“I hope it brings her some comfort that he is now behind bars for a considerable period of time.

“Keeping women safe and supporting victims of this kind of violent and threatening behaviour are priorities for the force.

“We treat reports of this nature incredibly seriously, listen to victims and will always do our very best to investigate and seek justice for them.”

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