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Carlisle man jailed for violent domestic assault on partner

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN who launched a violent attack on his partner at her Carlisle flat has been jailed for almost four years.

Roger Murphy, 44, left Lynsey Mackay with multiple facial fractures following a city assault in late June which a prosecutor described as “sustained”.

Miss Mackay, who was hospitalised, had been forced to flee her home. But Carlisle Crown Court heard her partner’s assault continued outside the property and was seen by members of the public.

Murphy, of Mardale Road, Carlisle, had denied charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice by sending Miss Mackay letters urging her not to give evidence against him.

But following a trial in front of a jury earlier this week, he was convicted of both offences. Murphy – a man with 83 offences on his criminal record – had previously admitted damaging a police laptop.

He was sentenced today (THURS) by Recorder Andrew Jefferies QC, who imposed a total prison sentence of three years and nine months.

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