Sunday, 18 April 2021

Domestic abuser must tell police if he gets a new girlfriend

LONDON: A man who violently abused two former partners is believed to be the first person in England and Wales who must tell police if he gets a new girlfriend. Under the seven-year criminal behaviour order, Kylle Godfrey must inform police if he is in a relationship for more than 14 days, while KYLLEofficers can tell new partners about his previous violent behaviour under the domestic violence disclosure scheme. It is thought the specific requirement to notify police about developments in his private life – made under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 – is a legal first. Godfrey, 30, from Neasden, north-west London, who is serving a three-year prison sentence for two counts of actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation, throttled one victim and banged her head on the floor, causing trauma injuries to her head. The attacks took place over several days in October last year. He continued to intimidate her while on bail and assaulted a second woman he was in a relationship with, Wood Green crown court in north London was told. The order was made last week after Godfrey admitted the attacks during a court hearing on 14 February.

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