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Man jailed for violent attack in Carlisle park

Gary Ferguson

[A] man has been jailed for three years and two months for a violent assault on his ex-partner that occurred in a Carlisle park.

Gary Ferguson, aged 27, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on 23rd February.

Ferguson pleaded guilty to the following offences:

  • Assault ABH on ex-partner
  • Two counts of assault against a constable
  • Breaching a restraining order.

The offences occurred in the early hours of Sunday 14th January 2018 when upon seeing his ex-partner in Chances Park, Ferguson ran over and began assaulting her. He repeatedly punched her causing her to fall to the ground before he continued punching and kicking her.

The assault ended as officers arrived at the scene and Ferguson attempted to make off. Officers caught up with him before Ferguson assaulted both officers, including head-butting one of them.

His ex-partner suffered a broken nose as well as other injuries.

Ferguson also breached a restraining order that was imposed by the courts.

Detective Constable Lyndsey Dalton, North Cumbria CID, said: “Ferguson is a dangerous violent offender who upon seeing his ex-partner was set upon inflicting a serious level of pain.

“His prolonged and horrific attack only stopped when police officers arrive despite a female he was walking with at the time pleading him to leave the victim alone. Ferguson’s violence continued as he attempted to evade arrest when he assaulted two officers that attended the incident.

“Even in custody he had to be restrained and he has shown no remorse whatsoever throughout our investigation.

“I would like to praise the bravery of the victim. She was subjected to a terrifying ordeal and her injuries could have been more serious.

“Domestic violence is a priority for Cumbria Constabulary and we take a proactive and sensitive approach to investigating incidents which are reported to us.

“Anyone experiencing domestic abuse can feel reassured that all reports will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.”

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