Caernarfon man 'strangled' woman in 'shocking and horrific' campaign of abuse

Dominic Patchett, 26, was handed 27 months in prison and a restraining order
Dominic Patchett, 26, was handed 27 months in prison and a restraining order -Credit:North Wales Police

A 26-year-old Gwynedd man has been jailed for violent domestic abuse towards his partner during their 12-month relationship. Dominic Patchett, of South Road, Caernarfon, intentionally strangled and viciously assaulted the victim while fuelled with alcohol and drugs.

North Wales Police has praised his partner for having the courage to report what was happening. The force said she suffered “shocking and horrific abuse” which had a lasting impact on her.

Patchett appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court today (Tuesday, April 16) after being convicted of strangulation and assault causing actual bodily harm. He was sentenced to two years and three months in prison and, to protect the victim, he was given a 10-year restraining order.

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Investigating officer Det Con Dominique Swift hopes his partner’s bravery in coming forward will encourage other women to do likewise. She said: “The victim in this case was subjected to shocking and horrific abuse over the course of her relationship with Patchett.

“She was incredibly courageous to come forward and report his behaviour and crimes, which have had a lasting physical and emotional impact upon her.

"I welcome the sentencing which sends a clear message that such brutal acts of violence will be punished. The North Wales Live Whatsapp community for top stories and breaking news is live now - here’s how to sign up

“Tackling violence against women is a priority for North Wales Police and we will not stop in our efforts to bring perpetrators of domestic violence to justice.

"We are listening to victims of domestic abuse and hope that this sentence will encourage others who might be reading this to come forward and speak to us.” Get all the latest Gwynedd news by signing up to our newsletter - sent every Tuesday

In response to violence against women and girls (VAWG), North Wales Police has launched Operation Unite. More information on this campaign is available here.

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