Man assaulted partner after relationship breakdown court hears

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Jamie Key ENGEMN00120130926165003

A man who carried out a series of assaults on his partner now accepts their relationship is over, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Jamie Key was told by Recorder Peter Cooke that he had behaved disgracefully towards Rebecca Worsley.

Key, 25, of Main Road, Hemingby, admitted four charges of common assault on different dates in February, May, June and July 2014. He was jailed for four months but was released immediately due to the amount of time he had already spent in custody.

Key was given an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting Ms Worsley or going within 500-yards of her home and work place.

Recorder Cooke told him “You assaulted her very unpleasantly on four separate occasions. This was disgraceful behaviour of which you should be thoroughly ashamed.”

Jeremy Jaines, prosecuting, said “Rebecca Worsley was in a relationship with this defendant for some time. She describes a relatively long history of problems between the two of them culminating in violence on a number of occasions.”

Mr Jaines said the first assault took place in February 2014 at Ms Worsley’s parents’ home in Thimbleby when Key put one arm around her throat and the other over her mouth only to be interrupted when her father walked into the room.

Three months later another incident occurred at the couple’s home in Hemingby. Key slapped Ms Worsley around the face and pulled her hair. He then punched her in the face before head butting her twice.

Key threw Ms Worsley against a coffee table in June causing bruising to her shin and then the following month he again head butted her, spat in her face and put his hands around her throat.

Key was arrested but denied the matters when he was interviewed.

Neil Sands, defending, said Key had been in custody from July until a couple of days before his hearing and had already served more than the maximum sentence the court could impose.

He said “Mr Key fully accepts that the relationship is over and he will not be troubling her again.”