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Man jailed for ‘violent, drunken assault’ on woman

A 27-year-old was today jailed for a year-and-a-half following a “violent, drunken assault” on a woman.

It was the second time in a week Jamal Bascome appeared in Magistrates’ Court for assaulting Merviena Simons.

He was sentenced to 18 months in jail last Thursday for a February 13 assault. A suspended six-month sentence for a 2011 assault was activated at that time, bringing his total sentence to two years.

Today’s sentence was related to an assault on Ms Simons at her home, on November 21, 2012.

Crown counsel Garrett Byrne told the court the victim suffered swelling to her face and head and bruising to her hands and legs.

Bascome initially told the officers he’d struck Ms Simons in self-defence.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo told Bascome that his antecedent history was “horrible”.

“You have shown no remorse,” he added.

Mr Tokunbo ordered Bascome’s sentences to run consecutively and placed him on 12 months’ probation following his release from jail.

Bascome was further ordered to have no contact with Ms Simons once he gets out of jail and to abstain from drugs and alcohol and submit to drug testing.

He was also ordered to undergo assessment for anger management.

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Published May 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm (Updated May 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm)

Man jailed for ‘violent, drunken assault’ on woman

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