Teen sentenced after 'horrific' assault on woman

Teen sentenced after 'horrific' assault on woman

By Gareth Dennison | 03/08/2020

Teen sentenced after 'horrific' assault on woman
Reece Taylor

A “HORRIFIC” assault on a Wombwell woman led to a 19-year-old man being sentenced to 15 months in a young offender institution.

Reece Taylor entered the victim’s address and subjected her to a sustained assault, which caused injuries requiring hospital treatment.

He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on July 24.

In addition to the custodial sentence, Taylor was given a three-year restraining order.

Det Con Dan Morley welcomed the sentence and said: “This was a horrific assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment.

“I’d like to commend her bravery in coming forward and reporting what happened to her.

“It is reassuring that this verdict has seen justice served, and Taylor will remain behind bars. 

“It goes to show that incidents like this will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. 

“We will continue to tackle those who commit this type of crime, and ensure they are brought to justice to face the consequences of their actions.”

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