A MAN who violently assaulted a woman when drunk has been sent to prison for  two years and eight months.

Jack Taylor, aged 29 from the Whitby area, was sentenced at York Crown Court yesterday for grievous bodily harm and criminal damage.

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Alongside the prison term, a five year restraining order has also been issued not to contact any named witnesses in his case directly or indirectly.

His victim, a woman in her twenties, contacted police in September 2020 following a serious incident which occurred in a flat above a pub in Whitby.

Taylor, who was heavily intoxicated at the time, violently assaulted the victim.

He smashed her mobile phone and then went on to carry out a prolonged vicious assault on her.

Following the assault, the victim attended hospital and was treated for a fracture to her hand.

Taylor pleaded guilty when the case reached court.

Following the sentence North Yorkshire Police Detective Constable Ruth Freebrey who investigated the case said: “Taylor is a violent individual who acted on his anger in a physical way towards a woman who struggled to defend herself.

“Today’s result shows that North Yorkshire Police take all reports of this nature seriously.

"We will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice which will then make our communities safer for everyone”.


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