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Attleborough man jailed after brutal attack on former partner in front of their baby

An Attleborough man who repeatedly punched his former partner in the face in front of their child has been jailed for grievous bodily harm.

David Bassett, 38, of Harvest Road in Attleborough, was sentenced to five years in prison at Norwich Crown Court today after being found guilty during a trial last month.

Bassett attacked his former partner in New Road, Attleborough, on November 13, 2020, at around 9.15am.

The man was jailed for 5 years after being found guilty.
The man was jailed for 5 years after being found guilty.

The incident happened after she pulled up beside him while he was in his work van and an argument ensued.

Bassett then got out of the van and repeatedly punched her in the face through the open car window.

She managed to escape the vehicle, but Bassett continued his assault before driving off in her vehicle with their baby in the back.

He was arrested and charged but pleaded not guilty.

The woman suffered extensive bruising and swelling, as well as a cut above her eyebrow which required five stitches.

In a victim impact statement the woman said: “The whole incident has dramatically changed my life.

“And I now have to live with the memories, mental trauma, and scars for the rest of my life."

Det Con Vicki Homer said: “This was a nasty assault which has had a lasting impact on the victim.

"I hope this sentence sends out the message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated."

Bassett was handed a five year prison sentence, and the judge also ordered him to serve an extended licence period of three years on his release.

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