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Woman jailed for 34 months after assaulting her ex- girlfriend

Posted on 4th November 2014

Woman receives prison sentence after being found guilty of domestic assault.

Julie Witcomb (47) of Shakespeare Close, Kidsgrove, appeared at Derby Crown Court and was sentenced this morning (Tuesday, November 3) to 34 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to a domestic violence assault at her ex-girlfriends address in Alvaston.

Witcomb was arrested on December 31, 2013 and charged with Section 20 grievous bodily harm and arson.

The victim suffered a ruptured spleen which was removed during emergency surgery.

If you wish to report an incident to the police and it's not an emergency situation, phone 101. Always ring 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08000 198 668.

The National Domestic Violence Helpline can also be contacted on 0808 2000 247. This is run in partnership with Refuge and Women's Aid and is available 24 hours a day.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.