'Incidents like this will not be tolerated' says South Yorkshire DC of 'horrific' assault

A South Yorkshire Police detective constable has welcomed the sentencing of a South Yorkshire man who attacked his ex-partner while she was pregnant with his child.

Saturday, 1st August 2020, 7:29 am
Reece Taylor

Reece Taylor, aged 19, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last month following the assault of his 18-year-old victim at a property in Barnsley.

He was sentenced to 15 months detention in a Young Offenders Institute, and was also handed a three-year restraining order.

Speaking about the incident, detective constable Dan Morley said: “I welcome this sentencing.

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“This was a horrific assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment.

“I’d like to commend her bravery in coming forward and reporting what happened to her.

“It is reassuring that this verdict has seen justice served, and Taylor will remain behind bars.

“It goes to show that incidents like this will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire.

“We will continue to tackle those who commit this type of crime, and ensure they are brought to justice to face the consequences of their actions.”