Man jailed for eight years after attacking ex-partner in Northamptonshire with a hammer

Daniel Philip Joseph Munn
Daniel Philip Joseph Munn

A man who travelled to Northamptonshire armed with a hammer to attack his ex-partner has been jailed for eight years.

Daniel Philip Joseph Munn, 27, previously from Grendon, pleaded guilty to GBH with intent following the attack in august 2014. He was sentenced today at Northampton Crown Court.

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

Speaking after the case, Detective Constable James Wright, who led the investigation, said: “Today’s sentence is the culmination of great team work by officers from Northamptonshire Police Domestic Abuse Unit who worked tirelessly to locate the suspect and arrest him following the horrific assault that took place against an extremely vulnerable victim.

“The attack itself was by all accounts a premeditated one with the defendant travelling from Essex armed with a hammer, it is believed with the sole intention of causing serious harm to his ex-partner.

“Not only is the defendant now serving a suitable sentence, but the victim can rebuild her life and put this horrific event behind.”

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this story, the sentence was given as 11-and-a-half-years. The information had been supplied by Northamptonshire Police.