Violent man jailed after subjecting women to terrifying ordeal - The Leamington Observer

Violent man jailed after subjecting women to terrifying ordeal

Leamington Editorial 19th Sep, 2023   0

A VIOLENT man who subjected two women to a terrifying ordeal lasting more than 14 hours has been jailed for nine years.

Carl Swinburn, 42, formerly of Lower Ford Street, Coventry, appeared at Warwick Crown Court following an incident in November 2021 where he falsely imprisoned two women at a house in the Warwick area.

One of the victims – a woman in her 40s – had offered to help Swinburn out with lifts throughout the day before returning to her house in the evening to have a few drinks with the second victim – a woman in her 30s.

All of a sudden, without provocation, Swinburn started to strangle the second victim and punch her in the face. He then grabbed her mobile phone and smashed it on a table.

In fear, the first victim tried to leave the room before Swinburn grabbed her and put a pillow over her face.

Their ordeal lasted until 2pm the following day when Swinburn left in a taxi. During this time Swinburn refused to let either woman leave and regularly threatened them and smashed items in the room.

The women raised the alarm as soon as Swinburn left.

He was arrested a few weeks later at a house in Coventry. While being taken to custody he spat at a police officer and attempted to defecate in the police van.

Swinburn was jailed having previously being found guilty of two counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault, three counts of criminal damage and one count of assaulting an emergency worker. He was also found guilty of a kidnap in Coventry in 2020.

He was jailed for nine years with another five years being spent on licence having being classed as a dangerous offender.

Det Con Matthew Collins from Warwickshire Police CID said: “During this ordeal Swinburn subjected these women to the most sickening violence and abuse. Thankfully neither of them was seriously injured although the attack has certainly taken its toll on them mentally.

“I commend the victims for the courage they have shown in seeing this investigation through to the end. Swinburn is a violent bully who thought he could offend without consequence. He has never accepted any responsibility for his actions and I am glad to see him behind bars where he can cause no more harm.”


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