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Man jailed after breaching restraining order and assaulting woman

A man who assaulted a woman and repeatedly breached a restraining order against him has been locked up.

Rowan Grant grabbed the woman and caused her to hit her head after showing up at her home unannounced.

She was left with a cut to the back of her head following the attack in the Bestwood area of Nottingham on 26 January 2022.

Despite already being banned from contacting the woman in any way, Grant then sent abusive messages to the victim’s phone later that same day.

And he then breached his restraining order a third time the following day (27 January 2022), this time harassing her over email.

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Grant, of Melford Road, Bilborough, attended Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 24 March 2022, where he pleaded guilty to assault by beating and three counts of breaching a restraining order.

He then appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (1 June), where he was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Grant was also handed a renewed restraining order to run until 2025.

Inspector Kate Savage, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Grant knowingly breached his restraining order multiple times, despite being warned by the courts what would happen if he did.

“On one of these occasions and seemingly for the sole purpose of harassing his victim, he showed up unannounced at her home and assaulted her for no reason at all.

“There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to ever act in this manner, so I’m pleased to see that Grant has now received a custodial sentence for his behaviour.

 

“The force treats all reports of domestic abuse that we receive extremely seriously and will always respond swiftly and robustly to protect people’s safety.

“I want to reassure anyone who is suffering domestic abuse that Nottinghamshire police continues to work closely with partner agencies and we are here to help and support them.

“If you are in danger, please call 999 and we will come to your aid.”

Nottinghamshire Police consistently work with partners to tackle this issue including raising awareness of confidential support services that remain available to those experiencing domestic abuse during these difficult times.

This work has included raising awareness of the Silent Solution police system, which people can use to report an emergency when it’s not safe for them to speak, and supporting the #YouAreNotAlone campaign.


 

The following organisations offer support to survivors of domestic abuse within Nottinghamshire.

To report domestic abuse to Nottinghamshire Police, please call the 101 non-emergency number or, in an emergency, always call 999.

Police Silent Solution: https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/research-learning/Silent_solution_guide.pdf

For more information about Domestic Abuse please read this supporting survivors of domestic abuse page.

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Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid website

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Newark Women’s Aid website

Newark Women’s Aid provides safe accommodation, with associated support services, for women with or without children, who are living with or have experienced any form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuse. Tel: 01636 679687

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Domestic Violence Assist

The UK’s only registered charity arranging Non-Molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders & Occupation Orders

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Men’s Advice Line website

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

It offers emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services for further help and support.

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Juno Women’s Aid

Juno’s 24-hour domestic and sexual violence helpline offers support to women, teenage girls and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse.

Tel: 0808 800 0340

Email: enquiries@junowomensaid.org.uk

Deaf and hearing-impaired women can access the Helpline by:

Text Relay/NGT: 18001 0808 800 0340 24 hours a day

Email: helpline@junowomensaid.org.uk daily, 9am – 9pm

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Equation: Domestic abuse support for men

Equation provide a free helpline for men which is available Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

A 24/7 confidential answerphone service is also available.

Call: 0115 960 5556

Email: helpline@equation.org.uk

Equation also runs the Respect not fear website for younger people which offers help, advice and links to support.

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Nottinghamshire Alliance Against Violence

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Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service website

NIDAS is a registered charity, formerly known as Mansfield and Ashfield Women’s Aid.

Its aim is to help people experiencing domestic abuse.

They work hard with other agencies to raise awareness of domestic abus

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Karma Nirvana website

Karma Nirvana is a registered charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

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Brightsky App

A free to download app providing support and information to those affected by Domestic Abuse, available in 5 languages, has a unique directory of support services and links of further resources including a journal which you can record incidents.

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Safeguarding people- a simple shake or tap activates Hollie guard, immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.

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Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)

BWP are here to help women living in the Borough of Broxtowe who are experiencing domestic abuse.We provide a confidential helpline, outreach service, training courses and drop in sessions, all aimed at empowering women and to help them survive domestic abuse.

Find out more about our services below.

Call us if you need our help on 01773 719 111 or email enquiries@broxtowewp.org

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