A Maidstone man who assaulted a woman in a Gillingham hotel has been jailed. Nathan Lewis, of Leicester Road, put his hands around the victim’s throat and squeezed until she passed out. He also punched her several times in the face.
On the morning of 22 February 2019, Kent Police was called to reports a woman had been assaulted at a hotel in Brompton Road. Lewis was later arrested in a nearby street the same day. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 1 November 2019. He was also subjected to a five year restraining order.
Officer in charge of the case, PC Harry Groves of the Medway Vulnerable Investigation Team, said: ‘This appalling assault left the victim traumatised and with lasting emotional effects. She sustained injuries to her face and neck in an entirely unprovoked attack. I am pleased the courts have recognised the serious nature of this incident and Lewis is rightly serving a custodial sentence.’