Two and a half year sentence given for coercive control


11 Sep 2019

A violent offender has been jailed for two and a half years after he pleaded guilty to coercive control and assault causing actual bodily harm. 

Ryan Booth (38) of Cyrano Way, Grimsby was given the sentence yesterday at Grimsby Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Tom Kelly said: “Firstly I would like to praise the victim for her strength and courage throughout the whole investigative process and the court proceedings leading up to yesterday’s sentencing.

“I know it can be incredibly difficult for someone to come forward when they are being coercively controlled, however I hope that this sentencing gives hope to other victims that there is help available. Please be assured that if you talk to us, we will listen and we will support you.

“We have dedicated teams committed to investigating offences of this nature who work incredibly hard to gather all of the evidence required to secure a sentence – such as this one – keeping our communities safe from criminals.

"I would like to thank investigating officer PC Chris Clarke and everyone else involved in the investigation for working tirelessly to achieve this result, keeping the victim in mind at all times.” 

If you have any information or concerns that you, or a loved one, are a victim of coercive control please call us on 101. If you are in immediate danger always call 999. 

Ryan Booth was given 2 years and 6 months for Coercive Control and 1 year and 6 months for ABH. The sentences will run concurrently.