Abuser spits his way to 16-week sen­tence

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

AN ABU­SIVE West Dray­ton man seen spit­ting at his part­ner out­side court has been jailed.

Harry Wilkes, of Maple Av­enue, was ap­pear­ing at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court on July 3, in re­la­tion to an in­ci­dent of do­mes­tic abuse against his 26-year-old part­ner, the Met Po­lice said.

While out­side the build­ing, next to Hilling­don Po­lice Sta­tion, the 23-year-old spat in his part­ner’s face.

The as­sault was wit­nessed by a de­tec­tive and Wilkes was ar­rested.

DC Mark Henry, from Hilling­don CID, said: “Wilkes was al­ready ap­pear­ing at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court for sen­tenc­ing to a pre­vi­ous in­ci­dent.

“He was go­ing to re­ceive a sus­pended sen­tence, how­ever, once Dis­trict Judge Wright was made aware of the fur­ther in­ci­dent which had hap­pened out­side court the pre­vi­ous Fri­day, she changed her mind.

“Wilkes was then sen­tenced to 16 weeks’ im­pris­on­ment and made to pay £100 com­pen­sa­tion to the vic­tim.”

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