JAILED: Man who attacked girlfriend after trapping her in remote cabin

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By kentsussex | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:32

A Meopham man who viciously attacked his girlfriend after trapping her in a remote cabin has been jailed for three years.

Levi Lewis Eastwood, 20, of Scratton Fields, Sole Street, had taken cocaine when he assaulted his 18-year-old partner, punching and kicking her and tearing out her hair extensions.

The pair had split up after Eastwood was arrested for an earlier assault on the teenager but his girlfriend agreed to meet him to formally end their relationship on 14 July last year.

But Eastwood's temper flared out of control and he repeatedly hit and kicked his victim before dragging her through woodland to an isolated building where he told her: "You don't have long to live, I've brought you here to kill you."

At Maidstone Crown Court, Eastwood pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and two common assault charges.

Judge Philip Statman sentenced him to three years in a young offenders' institute on Monday 4 February.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Steve Dingwall, of Kent Police, said: 'This was a nasty, deliberate and cold-blooded attack on a vulnerable young woman.

'I would like to praise her bravery in coming forward and helping us with our investigations, as well as witnesses who showed courage and fortitude giving evidence to help convict Eastwood, who is a dangerous individual.

'This result should serve as a warning to other perpetrators of domestic violence that Kent Police will do everything in its power to bring them to justice.'



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