Thug who kicked and punched girlfriend at Hove home jailed for three-and-half years

The Argus: JAILED: Andrew Jones JAILED: Andrew Jones

A man who kicked and punched his girlfriend has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Andrew Jones, 35, of New England Road, Brighton, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday having pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to his 40-year old ex-partner at her then-address in Hove in December last year.

Jones had subjected her to a prolonged and violent attack in her flat, kicking and punching her and leaving her with severe bruising and cuts all over her face and body.

Detective Sergeant Joel Brooks said: "The first report to us came from the ambulance service who had been called to her workplace by colleagues after she went into work with injuries all over her body.

"When officers went to her address to check on her welfare she would not let them in and they were so concerned for her safety that they forced entry and found Jones present with her. Despite her initially saying he was not the offender, officers arrested him.

"Careful and sensitive police work resulted in her eventually disclosing what had happened."

he victim, who no longer lives in Hove and wishes to remain anonymous, said; "I am overjoyed and relieved at the result and work of all the officers involved who have helped me escape a horrific and violent relationship, so that I can rebuild my life again.

"I'd also like to thank workers at RISE, the local domestic abuse charity, who were also really helpful and supportive."

Detective Inspector Ian Still said; "Sussex Police and partners have an ongoing campaign, including advertising and local events, aimed at encouraging all victims of domestic abuse to report incidents earlier before the abuse escalates, and at raising awareness of White Ribbon UK, an international organisation working to involve men in opposing violence and abuse against women.”

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1:56pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

Jones, what a 'brave, man'. I wonder if his array of pugilistic skills will be sufficient to defend himself in prison.
Jones, what a 'brave, man'. I wonder if his array of pugilistic skills will be sufficient to defend himself in prison. Withdean-er

2:41pm Mon 24 Feb 14

tooned_in says...

Really feel for this lady the proof of extreme abuse is the fact she covered for him through fear lying to the police.
No woman should ever have to go through this, Mr Jones will be back in just under 2 years I feel it will take many years for this lady to regain her trust in men & self condfidence.
Really feel for this lady the proof of extreme abuse is the fact she covered for him through fear lying to the police. No woman should ever have to go through this, Mr Jones will be back in just under 2 years I feel it will take many years for this lady to regain her trust in men & self condfidence. tooned_in

2:59pm Mon 24 Feb 14

gheese77 says...

Good and persistent work from the police I think
Scumbags like Jones should have wife beater or something similar tattooed on them as a warning to any other women who may start a relationship with them
Good and persistent work from the police I think Scumbags like Jones should have wife beater or something similar tattooed on them as a warning to any other women who may start a relationship with them gheese77

3:36pm Mon 24 Feb 14

P.Dant says...

Some women are attracted to scumbags.It`s a fault in Evolution.
Some women are attracted to scumbags.It`s a fault in Evolution. P.Dant

3:47pm Mon 24 Feb 14

dan1985 says...

That man started talking to me in the bookies a few weeks ago! Weird...
That man started talking to me in the bookies a few weeks ago! Weird... dan1985

5:16pm Mon 24 Feb 14

angrymonkey says...

good work by the police I hope all the woman still out there that live with low life like this can talk to the police and get help . well done to the lady and hope she can move on and find a real man not weak scum like him.
good work by the police I hope all the woman still out there that live with low life like this can talk to the police and get help . well done to the lady and hope she can move on and find a real man not weak scum like him. angrymonkey

6:58pm Mon 24 Feb 14

LeonBIank666 says...

Sounds like a nice guy. Women beaters don't go down well in prison, so lets hope he will be forced to go down when Bubba says so.

Utter scum. Needs to die soon.
Sounds like a nice guy. Women beaters don't go down well in prison, so lets hope he will be forced to go down when Bubba says so. Utter scum. Needs to die soon. LeonBIank666

7:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ARMANA says...

The lags inside, don't like prisoners like this fellow, he will get a beating,
The lags inside, don't like prisoners like this fellow, he will get a beating, ARMANA

11:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

tez1959 says...

one of many no doubt . must have been traumatic for her hope she makes a full recovery bless her brave lass. bit of luck the lags might put boiling water and sugar over him and put him in his place wont be so big then . scumbag
one of many no doubt . must have been traumatic for her hope she makes a full recovery bless her brave lass. bit of luck the lags might put boiling water and sugar over him and put him in his place wont be so big then . scumbag tez1959

10:48am Wed 26 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

Sadly there are many more 'out there' just like this lowlife along with many
victims who live in terror who are not yet fortunate enough to have friends, colleagues or neighbours willing to make that anonymous call which might ultimately save their lives!
Sadly there are many more 'out there' just like this lowlife along with many victims who live in terror who are not yet fortunate enough to have friends, colleagues or neighbours willing to make that anonymous call which might ultimately save their lives! Juleyanne

9:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Levent says...

P.Dant wrote:
Some women are attracted to scumbags.It`s a fault in Evolution.
No such thing as evolution, grow up!
[quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: Some women are attracted to scumbags.It`s a fault in Evolution.[/p][/quote]No such thing as evolution, grow up! Levent

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