Ahmed then assaulted the victim in the car.
Mohammed Ahmed, aged 21, of Hackney, London, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for threatening to shoot and kill his girlfriend if she split up with him.
He was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
The Judge said that Ahmed had “vile and obnoxious views about women” and it was heard he used controlling and coercive behaviour in an attempt to force his girlfriend to stay in a relationship with him.
The young man’s abusive behaviour towards his partner culminated in August 2019.
Ahmed had convinced his partner to get into his car after saying that he just wanted to talk about their relationship. However, when they were in the vehicle together, his mood quickly changed.
He began threatening to shoot his girlfriend and kill her. Ahmed then assaulted the victim in the car.
After she reported the incident to the police, the woman told them about Ahmed’s coercive and violent behaviour towards her. She explained that on one occasion, Ahmed had assaulted her while driving in her car.
On September 10, 2019, Ahmed was found guilty of harassment with intent to cause fear of violence, threats to kill and two counts of common assault.
During sentencing, Judge Perrins said that Ahmed held “vile and obnoxious views about women” and the offences were “part of a serious pattern of behaviour”.
Detective Constable Imran Hansraj, of the Central East Command Unit, led the investigation. He said:
“I would like to praise the courage of the victim for coming forward and reporting Ahmed’s attacks and threats to police.”
“I would also urge anyone who is in an abusive relationship to contact police or specialist support agencies – we can help you to end the cycle of violence and bring perpetrators to justice.”
The Hackney Gazette reported that Mohammed Ahmed was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Domestic abuse is a horrific and prevalent issue within the United Kingdom and it comes in many forms.
It’s not just physical and/or sexual abuse women face but also severe emotional and mental abuse. All of which are a form of criminal offence in the United Kingdom.
According to the Office for National Statistics, in the year-end 2018, 1.3 million women experienced domestic abuse.
In one incident, Auzair Hussain was jailed for three years for subjecting his girlfriend to “sadistic” controlling and physically abusive treatment.
During the relationship between January and March 2017, Hussain reduced her to “shadow of herself” during a “cynical campaign” of violent abuse.