Teen assaulted ex girlfriend after breaching restraining order

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A teenager assaulted his ex girlfriend after breaching a restraining order not to contact her.

Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday how Jordan Vines approached his victim as she walked from work to her parked car.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Vines climbed into the passenger seat of the vehicle, despite not being invited inside, and told the woman “We’ll sort this out now” before they went to her flat.

There Vines picked up the woman’s mobile phone which he threw against a window causing it to smash.

He then began shouting at her threatening to beat her up before grabbing her around the neck with both hands holding her so tight that she struggled to breathe.

Then he dragged her down the stairs and locked the front door before attacking her outside and again grabbing her throat.

The court was told how the attack only ended when a neighbour came out to see what was happening.

The victim suffered a fractured finger, a cut lip together with bruising and grazing and received hospital treatment for her injuries.

Vines, 19, of Pinchbeck Road, Butterwick, admitted breach of a restraining order on 14 December.

He denied charges of battery and criminal damage but was convicted after a trial at the Magistrates Court and was committed for sentence.

He also admitted a further charge of assault on a man in Skegness in May last year for which he was on bail at the time of the attack on his ex.

Vines was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 15 months and given a new two-year restraining order barring him from contacting his ex.

Judge Michael Heath told him: “You contacted this woman in breach of the order and in her home you assaulted her. The aggravating feature of that is that you were on bail for an offence of violence at the time.

“You cannot behave as you did and retain your liberty.”

Neil Sands, defending, said that Vines had not contacted the woman since the incident and had behaved himself while on bail.

“In December of last year he clearly taken all leave of his senses and was acting in a grossly violent manner.

“Since being granted bail he has maintained his employment and over a period of six months he has shown the capacity and the ability to keep out of trouble and that he can make a positive contribution.”