A man who repeatedly beat and threatened a woman in his car has been jailed.
The incident occurred at the end of a nine-month campaign of harassment, during which he bullied, threatened and sought to control the contact his victim had with other people.
Campaign of harassment
David Bush, aged 36, attacked the woman in the early hours of 24 September last year – repeatedly punching her in the head before she was able to escape.
Bush denied all allegations against him when he was interviewed by detectives, but later pleaded guilty to one count of assault and one count of controlling and coercive behaviour.
He also admitted to a charge of causing criminal damage after throwing a brick through the glass in his victim’s front door whilst he was on the run from the police.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (27 June) Bush, of Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe, was jailed for 30 months.
Detective Constable Oliver Bennett, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Bush is a violent and controlling bully and I am pleased he has now been jailed for this appalling sequence of offending.
“As a very large and powerful man, he made a choice to viciously attack a far smaller woman who had little hope of defending herself.
“Ever since this attack happened she has shown remarkable resilience and courage and I hope this sentence provides her with some degree of comfort.
“I also hope this case serves as a warning to other violent men who think they can abuse women with impunity. We treat such reports with the utmost seriousness and will do whatever it takes to bring offenders to justice.”
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