Police release picture of a jailed Doncaster thug who was described as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character
A booze-fuelled “Jekyll and Hyde” character has been locked-up after he twice breached a restraining order and attacked his ex-partner.
Sheffeild Crown Court heard on October 9 how Steven Bewley, 35, of Castle Grove, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, initially breached his restraining order when he was found by police at his former partner’s home in May but further breached the order in September when he assaulted his ex in her car.
Eddison Flint, prosecuting, said the complainant had invited Bewley to her home in May to do some gardening and two days later he returned drunk and they fell out and police were called and they found the defendant in the garden with an empty bottle of vodka.
Mr Flint added Bewley and the complainant also got together in September and went for a drive and he punched her in the face insistng she take him to buy alcohol and afterwards she visited PC World and when she got back in the car he repeatedly punched her again, damaged the car and bit her.
The complainant stated: “I am not in fear of Steven but I am in fear of him when he drinks because he is a different person.”
Bewley, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching his restraining order, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and to causing criminal damage.
James Beck, defending, said: “He clearly is something a Jekyll and Hyde personailty. It’s clear, in the most recent statement by the victim, that when he is not in drink he’s a warm. loving person.
"In my respectful submission a lengthy custodial sentence will not address that problem.”
He added the breaches of the restraining order had happened with the consent of the complainant and they had been working towards the removal of the order and the resumption of the relationship.
Mr Beck said the defendant realises he cannot ignore court orders and continue with the same behaviour.
However, Judge Michael Slater told Bewley: “I am satisfied only an immediate term of imprisonment will suffice.”
He sentenced Bewley to 20 months of custody and ordered that the existing restraining order be extended indefinitely.