Stevenage man jailed for 26 weeks over headbutt

A 27-year-old man who broke into a Letchworth home to attack a woman he was already on a suspended s

A 27-year-old man who broke into a Letchworth home to attack a woman he was already on a suspended sentence for beating is now behind bars. - Credit: Archant

A Stevenage man who headbutted someone in the town has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Jacob Murphy, of Vinters Avenue, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm when he appeared before a district judge at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The assault was on another man and happened in Stevenage on December 30 last year.

District Judge Claire Jackson jailed Murphy for 26 weeks – the maximum sentence that can be imposed for a single offence at a magistrates’ court.

The judge noted the 26-year-old’s prior convictions for similar ABH offences, and gave him credit for his guilty plea by not committing him for a crown court sentencing.


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The Sentencing Council lists 26 weeks as the starting point for a category 2 ABH offence such as this.

In addition to his jail term, Murphy must pay a £115 victim surcharge.

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