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08th May 2023

Man dances outside court after walking free for shaving girlfriend’s head in jealous rage

Steve Hopkins

The woman was having an affair and the pair ‘flaunted it in his face while his father was dying’

A man danced outside court after avoiding a jail sentence for shaving his girlfriend’s head as she slept while in a jealous rage.

Owen James Tysoe “lost his temper” and screamed “you’re a w*****, you don’t deserve to live” at his partner during the incident at 7am on January 29.

The victim, who has not been named, woke to find the 32-year-old, who she had been with for three years, standing above her and shaving chunks out of her hair.

Tysoe went on to smash up her bedroom TV, kick her door off of its hinges and keyed, “I love ******* c***” on the bonnet of her car.

The former warehouse manager shouted, “you’re cheating ****s” while terrorising his former his ex.

The victim was left with minor injuries from where she tried to defend herself when Tysoe was shaving her head.

Appearing at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, Tysoe of Raunds, Northamptonshire, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of criminal damage.

After escaping a custodial sentence, Tysoe posed for pictures and danced outside court.

In mitigation, barrister Nathalie Carter told the court that Tysoe’s behaviour was “very out-of-character” and that he had lost a “very good job” as a result of the case.

“Because he was incarcerated they couldn’t hold out that long for him,” Carter told the court. Tysoe was previously in charge of over 400 people.

Carter added: “He knew the man she was having an affair with. They flaunted it in his face while his father was dying.”

Judge David Herbert KC said: “You completely lost your temper with her.

“You caused her relatively minor injuries although they were unpleasant and frightening as far as she’s concerned.”

He added: “You have a chance now. You can move on and start your new job.”

Tysoe was handed a 12-month community order that includes 30 rehabilitation requirement days. He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation as well as cover court costs.

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