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Sick bully urinated on his girlfriend and broke his leg for ‘chatting with other men at the movies’

A sick bully has inflicted horrific abuse on his girlfriend, including urinating on her and breaking her leg for ‘talking to other men’.

Peter Sharp was jailed for four years after admitting to a depraved catalog of physical and mental abuse against his partner.

In one incident where the couple went to the movies, Sharp accused her of chatting with other men.

Later, the 37-year-old kicked him so hard that the blow broke his leg.

A court heard how Sharp also repeatedly punched his girlfriend, pulled her hair and checked her phone.

Sharp, from Hartlepool in County Durham, pleaded guilty to a series of offenses at Teesside Crown Court on Friday, it was reported Teesside live.

He admitted controlling or coercive behavior, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, three counts of common assault, and causing danger to road users by interfering with a vehicle.



Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough.

Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, said Sharp’s most serious attack happened on August 27 last year after the visit to the cinema.

The court heard how Sharp left early to buy cocaine before accusing the woman of talking to other men.

Mr Dodds said the victim was driving them home when Sharp grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out of the car.

He said he kicked her with such force that he broke her leg and the impact lifted her off the ground.

Sharp then launched a second attack on his girlfriend as she drove by grabbing the steering wheel, causing her to crash into a parked car.

The prosecutor said the woman went to bed on another occasion because Sharp assaulted her, but he woke her up and punched her in the face.

Mr Dodds added: ‘She even tried to climb out of a bedroom window as she feared further violence, but he pulled her back and she fell to the ground.

The court heard Sharp urinate on his girlfriend, pour water on her and spit on her.

Defending Sharp, Stephen Constantine said his client was on drugs – which he took to cope with a number of bereavements – when he carried out the attacks.

Mr Constantine said Sharp is now drug-free and mentors others in jail where he has been on remand since last September.

Sharp’s defense attorney said, “He is sorry for his behavior. He has taken steps to try to resolve the problem and he assures the court and [his partner] through me, there will be no repetition.

In imprisoning Sharp, Judge Howard Crowson said: “Your partner felt quite appalling pain and suffering at your hands and she was particularly hurt mentally for a period of two and a half years.”

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