Man throt­tled his ex and her sis­ter in burst of vi­o­lence

Macclesfield Express - - BY-ELECTION PREVIEW - STU­ART GREER

AMAN jailed for at­tack­ing his ex wrote to her from his prison cell – only to vi­o­lently as­sault her again when they went on a night out.

An­thony Jack­son, 26, was serv­ing a 22-month sen­tence for an as­sault against his for­mer part­ner when he be­gan send­ing her let­ters from prison.

But af­ter his release Jack­son went ‘bingedrink­ing’ in Mac­cles­field with his ex, only for the night to erupt into vi­o­lence. The labourer throt­tled his ex at her flat on Knight Street be­fore stran­gling her sis­ter ‘al­most to un­con­scious­ness.’

At Ch­ester Crown Court, Jack­son, for­merly of Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault and breach­ing a re­strain­ing or­der.

Sen­tenc­ing him to 20 months in jail, Judge Ni­cholas Wood­ward warned him to give up the re­la­tion­ship, which was de­scribed as ‘his neme­sis’.

Jo Maxwell, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “The vic­tim had been in re­la­tion­ship with the de­fen­dant for years, liv­ing in Mac­cles­field, but then it broke down.

“What fol­lowed was a se­ries of as­saults. The de­fen­dant was even­tu­ally jailed and made sub­ject to an in­def­i­nite re­strain­ing or­der.

“While he was in prison he sent the vic­tim a num­ber of let­ters. The con­tact was rekin­dled and con­tin­ued when he was re­leased on li­cence.”

The court heard that Jack­son went out ‘bingedrink­ing’ in Mac­cles­field on Novem­ber 25 with his ex and her fam­ily and friends.

Ms Maxwell said: “Dur- ing the evening he was re­fused en­try into a bar and the group was sep­a­rated.

“Later, he went to his for­mer girl­friend’s flat and an ar­gu­ment broke out. He grabbed her by the neck and there was a scuf­fle. He dragged her out of the bed­room into the land­ing.

“The vic­tim started to shout for help. Her sis­ter came to her aid and Jack­son be­gan to stran­gle her. Wit­nesses de­scribe that her eyes be­gan to roll into the back of her head.

“Both women suf­fered in­juries in­clud­ing swelling to their necks.”

Robert Ed­wards, de­fend­ing Jack­son, now of Chatham Street, Stock­port, said both Jack­son and his ex had wanted to try again.

He said ‘a bad re­la­tion­ship’ was the root of his of­fend­ing, adding: “He wants to get on with his life and away from this neme­sis of a re­la­tion­ship.”

Sen­tenc­ing Judge Wood­ward said: “You as­saulted your ex-girl­friend in 2013 and 2015, and then again in 2016.

“This was a very se­ri­ous breach of a re­strain­ing or­der which cul­mi­nated in vi­o­lence.

“You throt­tled her and then stran­gled her sis­ter al­most to un­con­scious­ness. You have only been in trou­ble be­cause of this re­la­tion­ship.”

‘Both women suf­fered in­juries in­clud­ing swelling’

An­thony Jack­son, 26, has been sen­tenced to 20 months in jail

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