Brighton man jailed for stabbing his girlfriend

Posted On 10 Nov 2010 at 1:38 pm

A man has been jailed for five years for stabbing his girlfriend after she threatened to leave him.

Jason Newsom, 35, of Preston Drove, Brighton, stabbed Tyi Denton in the body, back and legs with a 10in chef’s knife.

He also tried to strangle and smother her.

She left the flat and went to a nearby sandwich shop where staff called for an ambulance when they saw her bloodstained clothes.

Newsom left the scene but was found and arrested four days later.

He admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (8 November).

The attack took place in April at Denton’s flat in South Coast Road, Peacehaven, which the couple then shared.

He also admitted causing her actual bodily harm in an attack at their previous home in Lorna Road, Hove, towards the end of last year.

The incident came to light during the investigation by the Sussex Police Anti-Victimisation Unit.

Newsom had denied the charges but changed his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial.

As well as being jailed, he was given an indefinite restraining order which prevents him from having contact with his victim.

Detective Inspector Fran Mitchell said: “This was a high-risk domestic abuse case where deliberate and serious injuries were inflicted on this young woman by her violent partner.

“Officers conducted a thorough and sensitive investigation and this resulted in a successful GBH and ABH prosecution and conviction of a violent man.

“Sussex Police takes such cases seriously and we are committed to protecting victims and dealing effectively with those that offend in this way.”

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