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Man charged with 10 domestic abuse offences

A 40-year-old man from Peterborough has been charged with ten domestic abuse related offences. 
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Peterborough crown court

Ben Richardson was arrested in Gunthorpe on Tuesday evening (May 10) following concerns being reported to police about ongoing domestic abuse. 

On Thursday, (May 12), he was charged with six counts of assault causing actual bodily harm (ABH), assault by beating, two counts of criminal damage to a door, and engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour, namely preventing the victim from seeing her friends and family, stopping her from attending medical appointments, controlling her money, controlling what she ate and controlling messages sent on social media. 

All offences related to the period of between January and May this year. 

Richardson, of Mendip Grove, Gunthorpe, appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning where he has been remanded in prison to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on June 9. 

Information and advice about domestic abuse, including how to get help or make a report, can be found on the force website