Druids Heath man labelled ‘a danger to women’ after violent assaults is jailed for six years

Written by on May 19, 2019

A DANGEROUS man with a history of serious domestic assaults has been jailed for six years.

Reuben Hylton, of Druids Heath, was described by the judge at Birmingham Crown Court ‘a danger to women’ as the sentence was handed out.

Hylton launched a sustained campaign of violence against his partner over a period of several months, repeatedly strangling her, choking her with a dog chain, threatening to drown her and on one occasion stabbing her several times in the neck with a pair of scissors.

During the same period, the 28-year-old also targeted the victim’s terrified family members, making threats of violence towards them and smashing windows at the houses of her aunt and a disabled family friend.

Reuben Hylton

Hylton was arrested in October 2018 following a large scale manhunt involving officers from both West Midlands and West Mercia Police and a social media appeal.

He was found guilty of coercive control, malicious wounding, assault, actual bodily harm, making threats to kill and criminal damage.

The jail term followed a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Det Sgt Richard Stanley, from the Public Protection Unit, said: “Hylton is a violent and controlling individual who sought to intimidate his victims so that they would not contact police.

“The victims have shown incredible courage in standing up to him despite his extreme intimidation, thanks to their determination and bravery he will be behind bars for a considerable amount of time.”

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