Man jailed for Sustained Period of Abuse on Victim

A 27-year-old man from Maidenhead has received a prison sentence after he carried out a sustained spell of abuse on his victim.

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"Harikrishnan embarked on a sustained spell of abusive behaviour"

Rajeev Harikrishnan, aged 27, of Maidenhead, was jailed for two years following a sustained period of abuse on his victim.

Reading Crown Court heard that he beat a woman in her 40s during a long period of abuse between early 2018 and May 2020.

Harikrishnan attacked her on numerous occasions, damaged her belongings and used coercion to control her.

He also beat her so severely that she suffered bruising to her neck, arms and face. The woman also suffered scratches and a ligament injury at the hands of Harikrishnan.

The woman told the police about his abusive behaviour and an investigation was launched.

After he was released on bail, Harikrishnan continued to make contact with the victim in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Harikrishnan was charged with four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of criminal damage, one count of coercive/controlling behaviour and one count of perverting the course of justice. He was convicted following a nine-day trial.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jill Collett said:

“Harikrishnan embarked on a sustained spell of abusive behaviour towards his victim, including numerous occasions when he physically assaulted her.

“He also damaged property belonging to the victim and attempted to coercively control her in a campaign of unacceptable violence and behaviour towards her.

“The victim was brave enough to come forward and report all of these offences to the police and as a result of our investigation, Harikrishnan was found guilty by a jury and will now serve time in prison.

“The victim has come a long way as a result of this investigation and she is now protected from this unacceptable behaviour.”

On December 8, 2020, Harikrishnan was jailed for two years.

Berkshire Live reported that Thames Valley Police are committed to tackling domestic abuse. Detective Collett added:

“I would always urge anybody who is in an abusive relationship not to shy away from reporting this to police.”

“We will always listen to you and take action against offenders to ensure that they are not able to continue this type of behaviour.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim who supported this investigation and had to give evidence in court to bring Harikrishnan to justice.

“I hope that the result of this case will allow her to move on with her life and she can put this experience behind her.”

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