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Man jailed for 10 months after threatening to throw acid in a woman’s face

A man has been locked up for assaulting a woman and threatening to throw acid in her face.

Ricky Pritchard, aged 38, entered the victim’s home address in Ollerton, at around 4pm on 15 August 2021, refusing to leave before assaulting her several times.

One day later he returned to the same address where he threatened to throw acid in her face.

Pritchard, of Ravensworth Road, Bulwell, again refused to leave his victim’s home and grabbed her around the neck before slapping her across the face.

In an attempt to stop the woman from calling the police he then took her mobile phone and grabbed the keys to her car, leaving her to run to her neighbour and ask them to call the police.

Prichard was later found in his car by police 20-miles away in Bulwell, where he was found to have bene driving whilst disqualified and also under the influence of alcohol.

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He later admitted to two counts of harassment, taking a motor vehicle without consent, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance, and drink driving.

He was also found guilty of assault by Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, where he was jailed on 8 October for 10 months.

Inspector Daniel Holloway, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a scary incident for the victim to have been subject to in her own home.

“We worked hard to track down Pritchard and bring charges against him – not only for assaulting his victims and breaching his restraining order, but also for the serious motoring offences he committed.

“Driving under the influence of alcohol can have devastating impacts on other members of the public and road users and we will do everything in our power to clamp down on those who place other road users at risk.

“I welcome this sentence by the courts and hope it gives Pritchard time to think about the emotional and physical impact his actions have had on his victim.”

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