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Reversing incident sees £1,600 payout

Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault Road Traffic Accidents 

A man has been ordered to pay £1,600 in compensation to his former partner after reversing into her with his van, leaving her with serious injuries. 43-year-old Craig Philips from Hinckley admitted to assaulting the woman and causing bodily harm at Warwick Crown Court. He also pleaded guilty to an offence of harassment.

As a result of the offence, Mr Philips has been banned from entering the street where his former partner lives, and has also been banned from contacting her. She will live for the next five years under a restraining order placed by Judge Richard Griffith-Jones. Alongside this banning, Mr Philips has been given a two-year community service and has been ordered to take part in a ‘Building Better Relationships’ programme.

Left feeling “scared and vulnerable”

Mr Philips had been in a relationship with the woman since spring last year; however, when their relationship broke down, Philips continued to harass her via text message and would frequently turn up at her home. Following one argument, Mr Philips drove his van in her direction, pushing her backwards and leaving her with severe injuries. An ambulance was called to the scene, where she was treated for a dislocated knee and ruptured ligaments. The woman has required physiotherapy since the incident and stated that she now feels “scared and vulnerable”.

Judge Griffith-Jones ordered Philips to pay £1,600 in compensation to his ex-partner, and also a £900 criminal courts charge, (which is soon to be abolished).

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