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Stockport man jailed for vile attack on woman

A 26-year-old man from South Reddish has been jailed for 22 months following an investigation by Stockport Domestic Abuse Team.

He pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage against a woman at Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday. She filed for a 10-year restraining order, which was granted.

The court heard how Coupe would persistently call the victim up to 30 times a day and would also contact her friends and family if she did not answer.

He also unplugged security cameras from her address when he found that she wouldn’t come home if she could see he was waiting for her.

Vile attack

On August 12, 2023, Coupe harassed the victim in the street and later that evening he attacked her at an address – punching and hitting her, causing serious injuries that required hospital treatment.

He then forced the victim into a bath and burned her clothes in the garden, before attempting to clean up, hiding evidence of the incident.

The victim managed to escape when her friend came to the address and took her to hospital.

The matter was reported to police and Coupe was arrested and subsequently charged with the offences before appearing at court.

Courage

PC Elizabeth Andrews of GMP Domestic Abuse Team said: “Firstly, I want to thank the victim for the courage she has shown in coming forward and supporting a prosecution which has resulted in a substantial sentence being handed down to the offender. Her bravery and strength is nothing short of inspiring.

“I welcome the sentence today which reflects the severity of the violent and psychological abuse that Coupe inflicted on the victim. His behaviour was abhorrent and this was an absolutely vile attack.

“He harassed the victim and made her feel unsafe over a period of months, culminating in an attack that left her in fear for her life and in need of urgent medical treatment.

“Coupe’s crimes are utterly deplorable, and his lack of remorse further presents him as a dangerous man who fully deserves the sentence imposed on in him.

“I hope it sends a message that GMP is determined to arrest and prosecute domestic abuse offenders and I hope it encourages other victims to put their trust in police to investigate. I can assure you that you will be listened to and your account will be taken seriously.”

 

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