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Notts man jailed after ‘sustained and vicious’ assault on a woman

A violent thug who repeatedly punched a young woman in the head during a sustained and vicious assault has been jailed.

Owen Bush, aged 25, also threatened to burn her face with a lit can of deodorant during the assault at an address in Wycar Road, Bilsthorpe.

His victim suffered a bleed on her brain and a broken wrist during the attack, which took place in a caravan on the driveway of the address on the evening of March 29 this year.

Bush, formerly of Wycar Road, fled to Liverpool after the attack but was arrested several days later.

During his initial police interview he denied all knowledge of the assault and claimed his victim’s injuries had been caused by an unrelated quad biking accident.

However, he later pleaded guilty to charges of wounding, causing actual bodily harm and controlling and coercive behaviour.

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The actual bodily harm charge relates to an earlier incident in Newark in January of the same year when the same victim was thrown to the floor and assaulted.

Bush also admitted to a charge of escaping lawful custody after he briefly fled form arresting officers when he was detained in Liverpool.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 3 December, Bush was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Detective Constable Julie Armstrong, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Bush is a violent and controlling bully who caused enormous pain and distress to his victim over a sustained period of time.

“The final assault he subjected her to was particularly nasty as it took place in a confined space over a period of several hours. Unsurprisingly she required extensive hospital treatment for her injuries and must now live with the long-term psychological impacts of Bush’s appalling actions.”

 

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