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Man sentenced for domestic abuse

November 11, 2019
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A man who violently assaulted his partner twice on the same day in April has been sentenced.

Scott Mellish, 27, of no fixed address but originally from Worksop, had already pleaded guilty to the two assaults that took place on 4 April 2019. He also pleaded guilty to sending a distressing message to one of the woman's family members.

Following his guilty pleas Mellish was immediately made subject of a 10-year restraining order to stay away from her and some of her family members.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court today (Monday 11 November 2019) Mellish was given a 16-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, an 18-month community order and compulsory 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days. He must also participate in a Building Better Relationships Programme.

On 4 April 2019 Mellish punched his partner to the head after they’d had a row. He then forced two fingers down her throat to stop her crying.

The same day they had another argument. Mellish punched her about 10 times to the head causing further pain and distress.

Speaking after his sentence hearing Detective Constable Mark Nunn, from Nottinghamshire Police's Public Protection Unit, said: "I would like to praise the bravery and courage shown by the woman in this case in coming forward.

"She was, initially, very apprehensive in doing so for fear of further abuse. What happened to her has clearly and obviously had a huge impact upon her wellbeing.

"Mellish’s behaviour towards this woman clearly shows how little respect he has for women.

"I hope that this conviction demonstrates our commitment to survivors of these types of offences, and that when incidents are reported our officers will do everything in their power to bring offenders to justice.

"Perpetrators of domestic abuse need to understand that even when their abusive behaviour is behind closed doors, it does not mean that they cannot be caught and brought to justice."

If you're suffering any kind of domestic abuse, whether it's physical, emotional, financial, sexual or psychological, there are many organisations working together in Nottinghamshire who can help.

For more information on domestic abuse, including ways to report and organisations which can help you, visit:

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/domesticabuse

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