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Prison For Horsham Thug Who Viciously Attacked Woman

Sam Everitt, 34, of no fixed address (Photo: © 2024 Sussex Police)

A 34 year old roofer from Horsham has been jailed for a lengthy violent attack on a woman that caused her to black out several times.

On 18 August 2023, a woman in her 40s reported having suffered a sustained assault on the night of 15 August and morning of 16 August.

She suffered significant injuries requiring hospital treatment.

It was heard that Sam Everitt, seen above, assaulted his victim throughout the night as they travelled from Croydon to Horsham, leaving her out of consciousness on multiple occasions.

Everitt, 34, of no fixed address, was identified as a suspect, leading to a Sussex Police search in order to arrest him.

After several address checks and weeks of tracking, Everitt was located and arrested on 18 October.

He was charged with Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

Everitt appeared before Chichester Crown Court and pleaded guilty to Section 20 grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced to three years and seven months’ imprisonment and handed a five-year retraining order against the victim.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Everitt’s victim is being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Constable Dan Griffiths said:

"This was a distressing and prolonged attack on a vulnerable victim who suffered serious injuries as a result of Everitt’s actions.

"Within nine hours of Everitt being in custody, our staff had the evidence collated and he was charged and remanded for court.

"This case shows really good evidence of teams working together for the common goal — to get offenders brought to justice.

"A dangerous criminal is behind bars and our victim is protected."

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