Hove man jailed for breaching domestic violence order

Brighton Law Courts
Brighton Law Courts

'Domestic violence will not be tolerated', police said, after a man was jailed for breaching a prevention order this week.

Police said a Hove man, who admitted assaulting both his partner and her mother while subject to a domestic violence prevention order (DVPO), was jailed for 10 weeks after appearing in court on Tuesday (November 14).

Dean Stacey Jackson, 30, unemployed, of Brunswick Place, Hove, committed the offences on Sunday (November 12), according to officers, and shortly afterwards was arrested and charged.

Sussex Police said when he appeared before Brighton magistrates this week, a custodial sentence was imposed, and Jackson was made the subject of a 12-month restraining order in respect of both victims, aged 23 and 46. He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and £85 prosecution costs.

Detective Constable Rich Danton, of the Safeguarding Investigations Unit in Brighton, said the DVPO against Jackson had been made on October 30.

DC Danton said: "This sentence sends a clear message to perpetrators of domestic violence that their behaviour will not be tolerated and will have serious consequences for them. We will follow up with direct action whenever DVPOs are not complied with."

The Home Office describes DVPOs as 'a civil order that fills a “gap” in providing protection to victims by enabling the police and magistrates’ courts to put in place protective measures in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident where there is insufficient evidence to charge a perpetrator and provide protection to a victim via bail conditions'.

It said DVPOs can 'prevent the perpetrator from returning to a residence and from having contact with the victim for up to 28 days', and breaching the order can result in a maximum sentence of either £5,000 or two months imprisonment.