Wilton man Jason Thorne jailed after viciously beating partner

WILTON man Jason Thorne has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for assaulting a former partner.

The 34-year-old, of The Avenue, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday (March 26) after pleading guilty to two counts of actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

In March 2018, Thorne hit his victim so hard he knocked out a tooth, and then in December 2022 he put a plastic bag over his victim’s head and threatened to kill her.

As she tried to escape, he punched and kicked her and pulled a large chunk of hair out, causing bruising.

Thorne was sentenced to 43 months in prison, another three years reduced by 10 per cent to run concurrently.

He will remain on license for a further four years and was given a seven year restraining order.

In a statement read out in court his victim said: “I used to be a happy, outgoing person, but now I am anxious a lot of the time I overthink everything and I miss being how I was before all of this began.”

Local Crime Investigator, Joe Cantillion, said: “Jason Thorne behaved terribly towards this woman over many years, repeatedly assaulting her with the most serious offences knocking out a tooth and putting a plastic bag over her head.

“The repeated assaults and outbursts eventually led her to feel his aggression and violence was somehow ‘normal’.

“Regular verbal and physical abuse from someone who claims to love you is not normal.

“The courage it took for her to end the relationship and come forward to report what he had put her through should not be underestimated, and I am grateful for her support throughout our investigation.

“I very much hope that Thorne’s eventual guilty plea and sentence provide her with some comfort and confidence as she continues to build a happier future away from him.”

Wiltshire Police issued the court report with the support of the victim.

People should report non-emergency crime to Wiltshire Police on 101, or in an emergency, call 999.

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