A 37-year-old man from Tameside jailed after pleading guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour, intentional suffocation, and actual bodily harm

A boxing instructor who sexually assaulted a teenage pupil has been jailed at Bolton

Jason Dyer (07/07/1985) of Patterdale Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, was sentenced to three years in prison and given a five-year restraining order at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 16 December 2022.

Dyer had only been in a relationship with the victim for a matter of months but during that time he subjected the victim to physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

On one occasion on a night out Jason headbutted the victim and then continued to assault the victim. When they returned to his house, he used a Stanley knife to cut up their clothing and to injure his victim.

On another occasion, the victim had to climb out of a window after being locked in his address.

The final incident was on 4 July 2022 when the victim went to Dyer’s address to collect her passport.

Once they were at his address, he started to become violent towards the victim, he hit the victim in the face and dragged them around by their hair.

Dyer then went on to put his hand over the victim’s mouth and nose. The victim couldn’t breathe throughout the assault and thought they were going to be killed.

Even after the victim contacted police Jason continued to send a number of text messages offering to give them money not to speak to the police and saying that he had taken an overdose which was not the case.

Detective Constable Leanne Heath, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “This last year has been an extremely traumatic time for the victim of Jason Dyer.

“Jason Dyer’s crimes are likely to affect the victim for the rest of her life. The trauma she was subjected to and made to live with will not simply go away just because the court process has concluded.

“I would like to thank the victim whole heartedly for her bravery, strength, and support in firstly reporting this to us and assisting our officers throughout this investigation which has ultimately put a dangerous man in prison.

“Her bravery and support she has shown has not only put him behind bars, but also prevented the same thing happening to someone else in our community.

“Greater Manchester Police will not tolerate domestic abuse of any form or violence against women and girls. We want all members of our community to feel they are not at risk of harm in their own homes or when simply walking the streets of Greater Manchester going about their daily lives.”

Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, or social background. Just one incident counts as abuse.

If you are suffering from physical, sexual, psychological, or financial abuse, or are being threatened, intimidated, or stalked by a current or previous partner or close family member, it’s likely you’re a victim of domestic abuse.

You’re not to blame for what’s happening. You’re not alone. If you want to report abuse or have witnessed abuse, report it.

You can report by calling 101, 999 in an emergency or report online via our website: www.gmp.police.uk

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

We can also put you in touch with other support organisations that understand your specific needs.

You can find a list of organisations who can assist you here: https://www.gmp.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-organisations/

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