Henley Man Jailed for Assault and Theft

A man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to assault and theft.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, Jamie Parker-Rigby, aged 30, of St. Annes Close in Henley pleaded guilty to three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one count of common assault and one count of theft.

The offences happened between November 2017 and March 2018 in Henley and Reading.

Parker-Rigby was charged on 29 March 2018 and pleaded guilty to the charges on 20 April. He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court yesterday (5/6).

During the assaults the victim, a 30-year-old woman, was kicked in the head and back, was punched and kicked and had to receive hospital treatment on a number of occasions. A large quantity of money was also stolen from her.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Simon Easton, based at Newbury Police station said: “I would like to commend the victim for her bravery in this case. Parker-Rigby has been violent towards his victim and carried out sustained attacks on her. We will continue to support her following his admission of guilt. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage victims of any assault to report it to us, so we can investigate and prosecute offenders.”

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