Between November 2019 and January 2021, Daniel Cooper also subjected his victim to continuous mental and emotional abuse as he sought to control everything she did. During this period, Cooper isolated the woman from her friends and family. He would remove her keys to prevent the victim leaving home or using her car and also stopped her from attending social events.
Whenever the victim was not in Cooper’s presence, she would receive incessant phone calls and messages demanding to know what she was doing and who she was with. On one occasion the victim was forced to eat against her will and assaults included being punched, slapped in the face and placed into a headlock.
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‘Tackling domestic abuse remains an absolute priority for us and I would encourage anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation or relationship to report it to someone and get help. There is a range of support and information available, just phone us or ask a trusted friend or relative to do it. Nobody should feel they don’t have the option to walk away.’