Man sentenced to prison for grievous bodily harm
A man has been sentenced to a total of three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for assaulting a pregnant woman.
Steven Angliss, aged 28, of Lewin Terrace, Feltham, Middlesex, was convicted and sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, May 7.
He was found guilty by unanimous jury of one count of grievous bodily harm.
On 16 January, Angliss punched the victim, a pregnant 29-year-old woman, in the face, causing multiple fractures to her left eye socket.
Following the assault, Angliss fled and was arrested on 8 February and was charged the following day.
Specialist investigator Colin Squibb of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a callous and unprovoked attack committed by Angliss on a pregnant woman.
“Angliss knew she was pregnant and acted with complete disregard to the safety or wellbeing of the victim or her unborn child.
“After the assault, Angliss refused to face up his crime and went on the run for several weeks before being arrested.
“I believe that this sentence reflects the nature and seriousness of the incident.
“It also serves as a reminder that that all forms of domestic abuse will be robustly and fully investigated and perpetrators made to face the consequences of their actions.”