Dangerous Worcester man who threatened to paralyse victim jailed - The Worcester Observer

Dangerous Worcester man who threatened to paralyse victim jailed

Worcester Editorial 18th Jan, 2024   0

A DANGEROUS Worcester man who threatened to paralyse his victim has been jailed for three years.

The court heard how Blaine Taylor, 23, of James Close in Worcester, repeatedly punched and kicked his victim.

In one incident, he banged her head on the floor multiple times while holding her down with his knee on her chest and hand around her neck.

On another occasion, he forcibly held her head under a shower and repeatedly stamped on it while saying ‘I’m going to carry on until you’re paralysed’.

Taylor was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court earlier today (Thursday, January 18) after he was found guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He will be subject to a restraining order on his release from prison.

Investigating officer Det Constable Philippa Stevens of South Worcestershire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable People team said: “We take all domestic assaults very seriously and I am pleased with the sentencing today.

“Taylor is clearly a dangerous and violent individual so I hope this result sends a clear message that this type of crime will not be tolerated, and we will do all we can to bring offenders to justice.

“The victim in this case has been extremely brave in speaking out and working closely with us to make sure Taylor doesn’t do this again.

“I urge anybody who is experiencing domestic abuse not to suffer in silence but to speak with the police. Victims will always have our full support from our specialised Protecting Vulnerable People team.”


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