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Ipswich: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey case’ jeweller is jailed after throwing his latest partner around like a ‘rag doll’

12:27 12 June 2014

Beck Buckley, who was jailed for 22 months for domestic violence

Beck Buckley, who was jailed for 22 months for domestic violence

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A jeweller acquitted of assaulting a woman in a Fifty Shades of Grey case last year has been jailed after throwing his partner around like a “rag doll” during a sustained attack.

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Ipswich Crown Court heard Beck Buckley, who has a history of domestic violence, grabbed his petite seven-and-a-half stone girlfriend around the throat and lifted her off the ground on April 9 this year following an argument the previous day.

Buckley, of Newnham Court, Ipswich, was using the name Steven Lock when he was found not guilty of actual bodily harm at the same court in January last year in a case which made national headlines.

The victim alleged she had been lashed with a rope 14 times during what Lock described as a “master slave” sex session inspired by the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Lock, then of Plover Road, Ipswich, said he and the woman took part in threesomes and bondage sessions after meeting on a dating website.

Buckley pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm in his latest case. The crown court heard the assault was captured on CCTV inside the flat he and his partner shared.

The camera had been set up due to his job as a jeweller. Sentencing the 44-year-old to 22 months in jail, Judge Rupert Overbury told him: “You are someone who is no stranger to violence. Since 2006 – the last of your six, now seven, convictions – have been for actual violence used, threats of violence, or related to violence and seem to have been in a domestic situation.

“I have had the opportunity to view CCTV footage. What I saw was a determined and sustained act of a domestic nature.

“You are a large man. (The victim) is a petite woman you pushed, punched, slapped, and threw around like a rag doll. I find it astonishing she did not suffer more injuries than she was actually caused.

“It is absolutely plain to me you intended more serious harm than you actually caused.

“You are someone who has a history of violence and it seems to be escalating.”

The judge said it appeared Buckley had attempted to tamper with the CCTV camera during the attack on his partner and may well have been trying to dismantle it.”

Prosecutor Michael Crimp had told the court Buckley and his partner had been in a relationship since December last year.

Mr Crimp said Buckley’s attack starting with him throwing things at her.

At one stage he grabbed her by the throat and picked her up off the floor. During the incident – which lasted 14 minutes – the woman was thrown into a cupboard where she hit her head against the wall.

A can of beer also hit her in the temple after being thrown by Buckley.

Buckley’s victim was in court to see him sentenced. However Judge Overbury did not impose a restraining order on him in view of a letter she had written to the court.

Neil Saunders, representing Buckley, said: “Pictures speak a thousand words and indeed the pictures that we all have seen do so. He was disgusted by his actions. He’s ashamed now.”

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  • he needs help and locking up is a good start but when he gets out . will other women be warned of him nope

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    Lee mundy

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

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