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Saturday, June 18, 2016

First North East prosecution for controlling or coercive behaviour

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are reporting that a  Cleveland man has been sentenced in what is believed to be the North East’s first prosecution for the new criminal offence of controlling or coercive behaviour.

Richard James Wilshaw, 36, of Melsonby Court, Billingham, was sentenced to a total of three and a half years, after pleading guilty to one count of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour, one count of perverting the course of justice and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The charges all relate to an attack by Wilshaw on his partner in December of last year.

Gerry Wareham, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East said:“Domestic abuse can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and the CPS is committed to robust and effective prosecution. 

“Wilshaw alternated between menacing and loving behaviour. When the victim followed Wilshaw’s rules, he was loving and pleasant, but when the victim resisted, his behaviour changed and became harmful, including forcing her to stay in his flat against her will. This is recognisable as controlling or coercive behaviour, where one person holds more power than the other within an intimate or family relationship.

“There are a number of reasons why people may not report this abuse, including some victims not realising the full extent of the manipulation because it can be incredibly nuanced. The nature of the offence is such that it is often very difficult for victims who may feel unable to come forward or frightened of the consequences if they do.

My message to victims is clear – if you feel you are subject to this kind of controlling abusive behaviour then please come forward and the CPS will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”

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