A WORSBROUGH man has been jailed for over a year after he was found guilty of controlling or coercive behaviour and assault by beating.

Nigel Hallam, 52, formerly of Tudor Way, subjected his victim to a ‘torrent of abuse’ which included him violently kicking her down the stairs.

Taking place throughout 2020 and 2021, Hallam also psychologically controlled his victim whilst inflicting a range of coercive behaviours upon her.

He was arrested earlier this year and charged with a variety of domestic abuse offences.

In February, Hallam was found guilty of the charges and on April 26 he was handed a 14-month jail term as well as a six-year restraining order at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Sergeant Samuel Mitchell said: “I am pleased that Hallam has been handed the immediate custodial sentence he rightly deserves.

“His cruel and callous actions caused his victim to suffer over two years, and he showed no empathy.

“I would like to thank the victim for her bravery coming forward and reporting what happened.

“Whilst the sentence can never undo Hallam’s atrocious actions, I hope it can help provide his victim with the first steps towards healing.

“It is thanks to her that a dangerous individual is now behind bars where he belongs.

“If you or a loved one has been affected by domestic abuse, please know that it is not your fault. It is the offender who is to blame.

“Please know that we are here, we will listen to you and we will do all we can to support you, and bring offenders to justice.

“You can report to us by calling 101, 999 in an emergency or using our online portal.”