Man sentenced to prison for grievous bodily harm – Ashbury, Oxfordshire
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment with an extended licence period of four years after he was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm in Faringdon.
Richard Piercy, aged 35, of Lansdown Road, Faringdon, pleaded guilty to section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on 14 August.
Returning to the same court on Friday (10/11), Piercy was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment with an extended licence period of four years.
He was also made subject to an indefinite restraining order.
On 2 March this year, Piercy carried out a prolonged attack on a female victim, aged in her forties, where he threatened to kill her, kicked her multiple times, caused bite marks over her body, ripped her hair out and poured boiling water over her.
The victim sustained serious burns to her back, cuts, and extensive bruising all over her body.
Piercy was arrested on the same day and charged on 3 March.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Carly Meads, based at St Aldates police station, said: “This was a truly horrific assault, where Piercy caused his victim a number of significant injuries.
“The victim endured a traumatic and sustained attack, and Piercy was arrested on the same day as the incident occurred.
“I have nothing but praise for Piercy’s victim, who supported this investigation to allow us to bring a violent and dangerous offender to justice.
“Piercy will now serve a lengthy prison sentence, including a period on licence after his release from custody. He also has an indefinite restraining order in place, which will safeguard the victim in the future.
“I would also like to thank members of the public who witnessed this incident, which occurred in a public place. They called the police immediately, and their assistance has enabled us to bring Piercy to justice.
“Thames Valley Police takes violence against women and girls and domestic abuse extremely seriously and will always look to bring offenders to justice.”