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A “jealous” man punched and bit his girlfriend during a night away at a hotel. Geoffrey Hallett, from Talbot Green, had been out drinking with his partner but attacked her when they returned to their room in a Gwynedd hotel after accusing her of showing an interest in other men.

The attack left the woman with a bloody nose, a cut cheek and a gash when she hit her forehead on a sink. A judge told 25-year-old Hallett he should be ashamed of his actions and jailed him for 22 months, North Wales Live reports.



Prosecuting, David Mainstone said the couple, who had been together for about a year, went to stay at Ty Castelll near Caernarfon Castle on February 5 last year. When they went out drinking in local pubs, Hallett was said to have had two drinks every time his partner had one. But the defendant accused his girlfriend of “hanging around other men” and when they returned to their room Hallett punched her nose causing it to bleed. Moments later he punched her again.

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Hallett then tried to climb out of a window “to kill himself” and she tried to pull him back. Then he went outside but rang her to be allowed back in. After returning to the room, he bent her mobile phone, grabbed her by the throat so she was on tiptoes and then bit her right cheek – she had to prise him off.

The defendant went on to drag his partner to the bathroom but she hit her forehead on the sink causing a gash. She rushed out of the room and outside but Hallett chased her. Two passing men saw what was happening and threatened to ring police and Hallett ran off. Mr Mainstone said the woman suffered a three centimetre wound to her forehead which needed stitches and a bite mark causing a two centimetre swelling in her cheek. It led to a build up of fluid which was removed using a needle.

Police were called and Hallett was arrested. He admitted two assaults causing actual bodily harm, unlawful wounding and damaging her phone. In a statement, the woman said her confidence has gone and she struggles to sleep, adding that when she is out late at night she phones her mum to feel safer and that she and her friends avoid certain places where the defendant might be. To get the latest court stories straight to your inbox, subscribe to our Crime and Punishment newsletter here.

Richard Edwards, defending Hallett, of Maes Trisant, Talbot Green, said alcohol has been a problem for his client, but added he had been a hard worker as a groundsman and an enhanced prisoner while on remand.

Judge Mr Recorder Wyn Lloyd Jones told the defendant: “It’s a case of domestic violence. That night you were in Caernarfon with a view to having a good time. You drank alcohol – too much of it – and you became too intoxicated…In the room where you were staying you repeatedly assaulted her.

“It’s clear there was an element of jealousy. The injuries must have been very unpleasant and very painful. Now sober you realise what you have done. You really should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.” He said a report found Hallett poses a high risk of harm to the public and future partners.

The judge jailed him for 22 months for assault causing ABH by the bite. There were also concurrent sentences of 14 months for assault causing ABH with the punches, nine months for wounding when his victim gashed her forehead and two months for causing criminal damage to her phone. The judge also made a restraining order banning Hallett from contacting his former partner indefinitely. The court heard their relationship was over.

Where to get help if you are a victim of abuse

There is help and support for victims of abuse.

Support is available in Welsh and English and a lot of the time is there 24 hours a day.

In an emergency, call 999 but there are a number of support agencies there to help:

Live Fear Free helpline – 24 hour support

Confidential support and information for anyone experiencing sexual violence, domestic abuse or violence against women in Wales, and for family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Phone support available in Welsh, English and any other languages.

Freephone T: 0808 8010800

Type Talk: 1800108088010800

E: [email protected]

Text support 24/7: 078600 77 333

Live chat 24hrs: www.livefearfree.gov.wales

Bawso 24hr helpline

Providing specialist services for BME communities.

T: 0800 731 8147 W: bawso.org.uk

Suzy Lamplugh Trust National Stalking Helpline

Advice and help if you are a victim of stalking.

Freephone T: 0808 802 0300

Refuge

The charity runs a 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Freephone T: 0808 2000 247

NSPCC FGM helpline

Call the FGM helpline if you’re worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM.

T: 0800 028 3550 E: [email protected]

Forced Marriage Unit helpline

Advice and support to victims of forced marriage.

T: 020 7008 0151

Modern slavery helpline

To report a suspicion, get help or seek advice or information.

T: 0800 0121 700 W: modernslaveryhelpline.org

Respect phoneline

For anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner

T: 0808 802 4040 E: [email protected] W: respectphoneline.org.uk

NSPCC helpline

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support to adults with a child welfare concern. Adult victims of non-recent abuse can also get in touch for support.

T: 0800 800 5000 E: [email protected] W: nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC’s Childline service

Children and young people can contact Childline 365 days a year about anything that may be worrying them no matter how big or small it may seem.

T: 0800 1111 W: childline.org.uk


After today’s case Detective Constable Eifion Patchett said: “I commend the victim for her courage during the investigation. Her bravery following a traumatic experience has led to Hallett’s conviction today.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who intervened and safeguarded the victim from further harm. We are committed to pursuing anyone who commits violence against women and girls and will bring offenders to justice.”



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