'Despicable' brute jailed after 'vile' rape and bite threats to ex he had already attacked

A brute who kept his freedom after two attacks on his ex-partner in one night is now behind bars for sending her "rape" and "bite" threats.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 2:52 pm

Kevin Newton was given a suspended ten-month jail sentence in January and issued with a restraining order to keep him away from the woman.Newcastle Crown Court heard after a drinking session on April 18 the 22-year-old contacted her over 50 times.Newton, of Ecgfrid Terrace, Jarrow, admitted breach of a restraining order and breach of a suspended sentence and has now been locked up for a total of 13 months, with a further five year restraining order.Judge Sarah Mallett, who also imposed the original sentence, told him: "You contacted her on more than 50 occasions."What you did to her was despicable and no doubt terrifying."In amongst what you said you included threats to rape her, to bite her."Your behaviour continued when her brother answered her phone and told you to stop, you threatened him as well."Further messages were seen by the police, even at a point after which you must have believed the police had been called."Nicholas Lane, defending, said Newton, who had been hoping to repair the relationship, had been drinking before he sent the "vile" messages.Mr Lane added: "He is truly sorry for sending them. He accepts he would have caused her hurt and harm."The court heard Newton had been working and was doing well until his employment ended.It was in March last year Newton carried out the two violent attacks after turning up at her door in a distressed state and she offered him help.The first attack happened when the woman accompanied him onto a Metro train from Chichester to Jarrow to ensure he got home safe.Newton grabbed her by the throat, pushed her into a seat and onto the ground.He launched the second attack when they got off the train at Jarrow, where she was pushed onto the road, into the path of cars and then punched repeatedly.She was left with a bruised face and black eye as a result of the violence.

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