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Carlisle husband jailed for long-term harassment and stalking of wife

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN who carried out a two-year harassment campaign against his wife has been jailed for nine months.

Patryk Rojszczak, 35, was said to have left his now-estranged partner “terrified” during one of many incidents at their Carlisle home.

Rojszczak held scissors to his wife’s throat. He also stabbed a mattress in their bedroom with a kitchen knife, telling her: “It goes through like butter.”

In addition, Rojszczak punched her, hurled objects and would “on occasions, kick her”. He gambled away household savings and, after they split, bombarded her with texts and phone calls.

His criminal conduct, Carlisle Crown Court heard, left her “frightened”, “intimidated”, caused her to lose confidence and led to the “destruction of her social life”.

Rojszczak admitted putting a person in fear of violence by harassment between December, 2015, and March this year.

Rojszczak was jailed by Judge James Adkin, who also banned him from contacting or approaching his victim for five years.

Judge Adkin told Rojszczak, of no fixed address, he was guilty of “long-term harassment”, adding: “You have, in essence, stalked her.”

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