Man behind bars for violent domestic assault
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A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a domestic assault at an address in Redhill.
Darren Cove, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, 1 September, after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm.
Cove was convicted after violently assaulting a woman in the early hours of 10 January this year. He repeatedly punched and kicked her over a period of several hours, before she managed to escape out of a window. The woman received hospital treatment for various injuries.
When Officers attempted to arrest Cove at the same address in Redhill later that morning, he refused to leave the house and blocked entry, leaving Officers to force their way into the property. Cove became violent and Officers had to deploy a taser in order to contain him. He later tried to bite Officers during his arrest.
Detective Inspector Erroll Chetty, said: “Cove is a violent perpetrator of domestic abuse and it is a relief that he has been taken off of our streets. No one should feel threatened or suffer any kind of abuse, physical or mental, in their own home.
“I would like to commend the perseverance and actions of all of the Officers involved in responding to and investigating this case. I would also like to let victims of domestic abuse know that we are always here to help and listen to you, you will always be taken seriously. Please don’t suffer in silence.”
If you are suffering from physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse, or are being threatened, intimidated or stalked by a current or previous partner or close family member, it’s likely you’re a victim of domestic abuse.
You're not to blame for what's happening. You're not alone.
You can report it to us online; https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/how-to-report-domestic-abuse/
If you’re not ready to speak to the police, you can contact support organisations who will help you; https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-organisations/