Man is jailed after attacking woman

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Court news

A man has been jailed for 22 months after attacking his girlfriend at their Brandon flat.

Wesley Saphier suffered mental health problems after being shot in a suspected gangland shooting five years ago. After a three month spell ih hospital he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress and schizophrenia, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

On Monday the court heard that his partner had fled to a neighbour covered in blood after Saphier, 36, who had been drinking in Thetford, battered her.

Roberet Sadd, prosecuting, said she was clearly frightened and told the neighbour: “He’s going to kill me.”

Saphier, of Beavor Lane, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on October 19.

Alice Carver, for Saphier, said the couple moved to Suffolk from Liverpool and Saphgier began drinking heavily.

He wanted to be jailed to continue the support he had been receiving since he was remanded in custody.

Judge Rupert Overbury told him: “This was a sustained assault of a domestic nature causing numerous injuries.”


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