Jail term for domestic abuser after assault and threats to Basildon woman

A man who threatened to set a woman’s house on fire in Basildon has been jailed.

Tyler Haluwa, 23, of no fixed address, received 26 months for threatening to destroy property, 16 months for assault causing actual bodily harm and one month for criminal damage, all to run concurrently.

Counts of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour and threats to kill will remain on file.

At Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday September 8, he was also made subject of a five-year restraining order.

At around 3am on Wednesday June 17, Haluwa assaulted the victim by hitting her around the head, momentarily knocking her unconscious.

He then began causing criminal damage inside the address and threatened to set the property alight if the victim called police.

Investigating officer PC Cameron Haggie, of Basildon’s Domestic Abuse Investigations Team, said: “I want to praise the victim for her courage during the investigation.

“She called us, despite the threats made.”

Mick Ferris

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