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Nottingham: Man who strangled and repeatedly punched a woman jailed

A Nottingham man who strangled and repeatedly punched a woman has been jailed.

Zikie Wilson, aged 52, from St Ann’s, attacked the victim at a property in New Basford on 26 July last year.

Officers were called to the address shortly after 6 pm and found the woman with a bloodied face.

Other injuries included reddening around the neck, with the victim telling officers Wilson had beaten her up and strangled her – adding it was the second time he had strangled her in two days.

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Wilson (pictured) was arrested and put before the courts.

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He appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (13 March) where he was locked up for 18 months after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of intentional strangulation and possession of a Class B drug.

He was jailed for a further 12 months after pleading guilty to burglary in an unrelated incident in June 2022. Wilson admitted smashing a kitchen window to gain access to a property in Alum Court, Top Valley, and stealing a sofa, washing machine, televisions, clothing and shoes via the back door.

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It means his overall prison sentence is two years and six months.

Intentional strangulation became a specific criminal offence in June 2022 following concerns that offenders were not being appropriately punished for such acts.

Detective Constable Jack Beecroft, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Public Protection team who investigated the assault, said:

“Firstly, I want to thank the victim for the courage she has shown in coming forward and supporting a prosecution which has resulted in a substantial sentence being handed down to the offender.

“Wilson’s violent behaviour was despicable and I am pleased to see him face justice for this appalling assault and the burglary in Top Valley.”

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