Violent Margate thug who beat former girlfriend with bed slat and broom is jailed

Oscar Love Image Kent Police

An abusive boyfriend who repeatedly assaulted his former partner has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Oscar Love, 23, was arrested following an incident at his home in Trinity Square, Margate, on Sunday 27 November 2016 when he threw a pint glass at his victim and beat her with  objects including a wooden bed slat, a broom and a television remote control.

He also punched and kicked the woman before standing on her back and pulling her by the hair.

Officers later established it was the third time since the beginning of September 2016 that Love had assaulted his victim, and that on one occasion he had caused her to pass out by pinning her to a bed by her throat.

Trial

Love denied three charges of assault but was convicted following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court and sentenced on Thursday 11 May.

He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice for contacting his victim while on remand in prison and attempting to convince her to retract the allegations made against him.

No excuse

Investigating officer PC Leah Roberts said: “It can often be very difficult for people to escape from abusive relationships so I commend the victim in this case for having the courage to report the terrible offences committed against her.

“There is never any excuse for using violence against a partner or anyone else, and by doing so Oscar Love has demonstrated he is a danger to women and cannot be trusted to behave in an acceptable manner.

“Tackling domestic violence is one of Kent Police’s priorities and I urge victims to have the confidence to report incidents to us, safe in the knowledge we will take them seriously and provide them with all the necessary support they require.”

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