Newport man jailed for attack on partner

A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend and allegedly said he would kill her was jailed for a year.

Newport Crown Court heard that Darren Bates, 41, of Kensington Place, Newport, said he would kill his then girlfriend Gemma Pember during an assault on August 14 last year.

The court was told that referring to himself he told her: “Darren is going to wake up to your corpse in the morning.”

Bates, who takes medication for a personality disorder, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm but denied making threats to kill, a charge which was left to lie on the file.

The court heard he became jealous after Miss Pember returned from a holiday. He arrived at her home in Newport at around 1am, banging on the door shouting to be let in.

Gareth James, prosecuting, said he swore at her and went upstairs.

“Whilst he was upstairs he pushed Miss Pember on to the bed,” he said.

“He told her “You’re going to die, I’m going to kill you. Don’t look at me while I’m taking the life from your last breath.”

The defendant had his hands over her mouth and nose, and began to refer to himself in the third person, said Mr James.

“She thought she was going to die,” he said. “At that stage the defendant changed completely. He tried to hug and kiss her. She managed to get up. The defendant got up and smacked her really hard to the right jaw area.”

Miss Pember was left with injuries to her neck, shoulder and lower back.

Hywel Hughes, defending, said his client clearly had a personality disorder and had not been taking his medication at the time of the offence.

Judge Richard Twomlow sentenced Bates to 12 months in prison and imposed a restraining order preventing Bates from contacting Miss Pember.

He was also ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

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11:10am Fri 13 Dec 13

county mad says...

I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.
I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence. county mad

12:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

smokintheweed says...

county mad wrote:
I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.
If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating?
[quote][p][bold]county mad[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.[/p][/quote]If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating? smokintheweed

12:41pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Michael Weedall says...

smokintheweed wrote:
county mad wrote: I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.
If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating?
Because he is ignorant and not educated enough in the drug field basically. And lived a sheltered life and makes stupid comments like that.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]county mad[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.[/p][/quote]If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating?[/p][/quote]Because he is ignorant and not educated enough in the drug field basically. And lived a sheltered life and makes stupid comments like that. Michael Weedall

3:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Captain Tripps says...

Stupid comments ? This drug has proven time and time again to cause psychotic episodes to its users . I wouldn't be at all surprised if this man was a habitual drug user .
Stupid comments ? This drug has proven time and time again to cause psychotic episodes to its users . I wouldn't be at all surprised if this man was a habitual drug user . Captain Tripps

3:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

county mad says...

Michael Weedall wrote:
smokintheweed wrote:
county mad wrote: I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.
If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating?
Because he is ignorant and not educated enough in the drug field basically. And lived a sheltered life and makes stupid comments like that.
Oh so thats me and the BMJ told then I am of course a monk and read the daily mail you keep smoking the poison and try not to batter your partner too often .Do you thing the staff of the BMJ are ignorant of the drug world as well
[quote][p][bold]Michael Weedall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]county mad[/bold] wrote: I wonder if his mental problems have been exacerbated by drug abuse so called harmless pot smoking that causes psychotic episodes and inevitable violence.[/p][/quote]If it isn't mentioned in the story then what point is there in even speculating?[/p][/quote]Because he is ignorant and not educated enough in the drug field basically. And lived a sheltered life and makes stupid comments like that.[/p][/quote]Oh so thats me and the BMJ told then I am of course a monk and read the daily mail you keep smoking the poison and try not to batter your partner too often .Do you thing the staff of the BMJ are ignorant of the drug world as well county mad

3:49pm Fri 13 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

Captain Tripps wrote:
Stupid comments ? This drug has proven time and time again to cause psychotic episodes to its users . I wouldn't be at all surprised if this man was a habitual drug user .
cannabis slightly increases the risk of a psycotic episode to those already predisposed to suffering one.

VERY different.

read a book.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Tripps[/bold] wrote: Stupid comments ? This drug has proven time and time again to cause psychotic episodes to its users . I wouldn't be at all surprised if this man was a habitual drug user .[/p][/quote]cannabis slightly increases the risk of a psycotic episode to those already predisposed to suffering one. VERY different. read a book. whatintheworld

3:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Captain Tripps says...

Rubbish . This substance is at the heart of our decaying society and leads to harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin . Read a book ? I've probably read more books than you have had hot dinners .
Rubbish . This substance is at the heart of our decaying society and leads to harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin . Read a book ? I've probably read more books than you have had hot dinners . Captain Tripps

4:25pm Fri 13 Dec 13

smokintheweed says...

I ask again, what does this story have to do with cannabis?

Some poor lady has been attacked and you people have started an argument over something that has not been mentioned in the article. There are places to debate the psychological effects of cannabis but this isn't the place.
I ask again, what does this story have to do with cannabis? Some poor lady has been attacked and you people have started an argument over something that has not been mentioned in the article. There are places to debate the psychological effects of cannabis but this isn't the place. smokintheweed

5:49pm Fri 13 Dec 13

jimmysmith says...

why are you allowing comments on this man being rightly jailed argus but not allowing any comments on your other story relating to the rape of a teenage boy by another man .? i wonder ?
why are you allowing comments on this man being rightly jailed argus but not allowing any comments on your other story relating to the rape of a teenage boy by another man .? i wonder ? jimmysmith

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