Builder punched part­ner af­ter sex

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Violent Thugs Jailed -

An Ash­ford builder has been sent to prison af­ter a judge heard how he hit a lover af­ter they had sex.

Rus­sell Hen­der­son got an­gry af­ter his part­ner told him she hadn’t en­joyed their romp.

The 33-year-old thug punched her in the thigh – one of three at­tacks in Novem­ber last year, Can­ter­bury Crown Court heard.

Now Hen­der­son, of Beaver Lane, Ash­ford, has been jailed for 10 months af­ter be­ing con­victed of three com­mon as­saults while in breach of a sus­pended sen­tence.

Pros­e­cu­tor Keith Yardy said the of­fences came to light when the vic­tim called the po­lice to have Hen­der­son re­moved from her ad­dress.

“That was at 8.30am but at 5.20pm, she called the po­lice again say­ing Hen­der­son was bang­ing on her door and told of­fi­cers of the as­saults.”

She said that in Novem­ber, her lover had pushed her onto the bed and stopped her leav­ing un­til she screamed for help. “As she did, he placed a hand around her throat and the other cov­er­ing her mouth.

“On Novem­ber 15 she had re­luc­tantly agreed to have sex­ual in­ter­course with him. She told him she wasn’t en­joy­ing it which an­noyed Hen­der­son, who stopped and punched her thigh,” he added.

The fol­low­ing morn­ing Hend- er­son be­gan a row over her car keys and she was pushed and pulled vi­o­lently. “This has been an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship and there have been a num­ber of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing the po­lice,” he added.

Judge James O’Ma­hony told him: “Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is treated se­ri­ously in court and by the pub­lic.

“Your pre­vi­ous of­fences show that you are a vi­o­lent man and pose a risk to any­one you are in a re­la­tion­ship with.

“You also have a com­plete dis­re­gard for court or­ders and your crim­i­nal record is ap­palling,” he added.

Hen­der­son was jailed for a to­tal of 10 months and or­dered to keep away from his ex-lover in­def­i­nitely.

‘You also have a com­plete dis­re­gard for court or­ders and your crim­i­nal record is ap­palling’

Pic­ture: Kent Po­lice

Lance Si­mon

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