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Man sentenced to prison for GBH with intent - Reading

Alert message sent 12/06/2017 09:29:00

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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to prison for GBH with intent.

Fintan Burke, aged 27 of no fixed address, appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday (2/6).

At around 6pm on 22 July last year, Burke assaulted a 25-year-old woman inside a house on Waylen Street, Reading. The victim was known to him.

He kicked her in the face, which resulted in her sustaining a fractured eye socket.

Burke was arrested and charged on the evening of the offence.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence, but following a three-day trial he was found guilty by a jury. At Friday’s appearance, he was sentenced to six years in prison.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Sukhpreet Singh, formerly of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit in Reading, said: “This was a nasty offence which left the victim with a fractured eye socket.

“The defendant showed no remorse in trial and never gave an account to the police when interviewed. In court, he stated the injury to the victim was caused by someone else.

“I’d like to thank the victim for her courage in coming forward and hope this sentencing helps her to gain some closure on the incident.

“This result shows that domestic abuse offences will not be tolerated in our communities and that victims do not have to suffer in silence.”

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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