A man who assaulted two women has been jailed at Croydon Crown Court.
Phillip Mensah – 35 (16.02.84) of Rowan Lea, Chatham, Kent, was sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment on Thursday, 15 August after being found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault by beating, several breaches of a criminal behaviour order and breach of restraining order.
The court heard how in April and May of this year, Mensah breached the terms of a criminal behaviour order by persistently contacting and threatening a woman he knew. During this period he also physically assaulted her; punching and slapping her following an argument about her driving.
Another incident involving a different woman Mensah knew, led to further offending on 18 May. Mensah attended her address in Croydon and became violent following an argument during which he punched the woman in the face. He also stole her house keys and two mobile phones before leaving the address.
Police were contacted and an investigation to find Mensah was launched – he was located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 30 May and arrested.
DC Nikki Buge of the South Area Safeguarding Team led the investigation and said:
“Mensah is a high harm domestic violence offender and the sentence he has received reflects the severity of his offending.
“The victims in this case were forced to go to trial and re-live the ordeal he put them through – however, thanks to their bravery the jury has seen through Mensah’s lies and attempts to evade justice and been convicted.
“Mensah has shown no remorse for his actions and even tried to blame a four-month-old baby for causing bruises he inflicted on one of his victims – I think this shows the type of man Mensah is.
“I would urge anyone who has been the victim of domestic abuse to contact police; specially trained officers are here to help you.”