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Mansfield man who stalked and assaulted woman jailed

A man from Mansfield who stalked a woman over a series of months and assaulted her, has been jailed for two years.

Sam Wood Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Sam Wood - who's 31 - was found to have pursued the victim from September to November last year - following her to and from work, as well as verbally abusing her and on one occasion pinning her down on a bed.

He was sentenced after being convicted of stalking, driving offences and assault.

Nottinghamshire Police have commended the bravery of the woman and witnesses who helped bring Wood justice.

I would like to commend the bravery of the woman and witnesses who assisted us throughout this investigation and helped us bring Wood to justice.

I hope this outcome, with Woods now behind bars, brings the woman some comfort and reassurance and she can now move forward with her life.

Nottinghamshire Police remains absolutely committed to investigating and prioritising stalking cases. We continue to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to achieve successful prosecutions and work with other partner agencies to safeguard victims."

– Detective Constable Janet Percival, Nottinghamshire Police