30-year-old Jamie Simpson has been sentenced to 51 months in prison after attacking a 21-year-old local woman with a glass bottle just days before Christmas.
On 20th December last year, whilst the pair were attending a wake at a property on Lake Hill, an argument erupted between Simpson and 21-year-old Yavana Dix. The court heard how Dix threw champagne over Jamie – who was in drink – and in retaliation he hit her with a glass bottle.
The young woman was left with blood pouring from her head and required stitches in hospital.
Although Simpson tried to help Yavana up off the floor he ran away before Police arrived on scene. This prompted an appeal to be launched which later led to his arrest at his mother’s house.
The Isle of Wight Crown Court heard today (Thursday) how Simpson, of Culver Parade in Sandown, is a ‘good father’ and had been a ‘model resident’ during his time on remand at HMP Isle of Wight. This is despite previously being found guilty of 3 counts of assault and being an occasional user of cocaine.
Simpson pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm without intent.
Judge Susan Evans said that violence against women seems to be nothing new for the 30-year-old, who becomes violent when he drinks. He is said to pose a significant risk to the public.
Jamie Simpson was handed down a 4-year 3-month prison sentence of which 27 months will be served in custody. He was also given a permanent restraining order preventing him from contacting Miss Dix in the future. He must also pay costs of £120.
Court information: IWCP, IWRadio and file
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