Northampton Man Jailed For Abusing Partner

9 November 2018, 16:55 | Updated: 9 November 2018, 16:58

Dorian Wright

A man who inflicted psychological abuse on his partner as well as causing fractured bones and bruising over a period of nine months, has been sentenced to two years and three months.

Dorian Wright, aged 30, of Streatfield Road, Northampton, pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court, in September 2018, to coercive and controlling behaviour and two counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Between 2015 and 2016, the victim was subjected to physical and mental abuse and was forced to leave employment on two occasions because Wright did not want her working where she was.

He often slept with a blade under his pillow and on one occasion threw food at his partner’s face when a takeaway order she had placed arrived incorrectly. He continued to verbally abuse her if he didn’t like her cooking, what she wore or if she spoke to other men.

More violent episodes from Wright included breaking the victim’s legs when she cooked pasta for him which he was unhappy with. He also broke two of her fingers by pushing her down the stairs.

Detective Constable James Roe, who led the investigation, said: “The level of violence and controlling behaviour shown by Wright over a period of just nine months is shocking and disgusting.

“I want to thank the victim for being brave enough to come forward in what were extremely difficult and traumatising circumstances.

“Wright poses a significant risk to women and the sentence will keep him off the streets for some time.”