Officer who put abusive bully away asks Northampton women: 'Remember Dorian Wright's name and stay well away'

A police officer is asking Northampton's women to 'look up and keep well away' from an 'unpleasant bully' who was jailed last week for abusing his girlfriend.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 2:39 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 4:11 pm
The officer that put Dorian Wright [pictured] away says Northampton should read about him and 'stay well away'.

Dorian Wright was jailed on Friday (November 9) after Northampton Crown Court heard the full extent of his 'utterly shameful' behaviour against his partner - including waterboarding her, putting hunting knives in her mouth and throwing fast food in her face.

Now, the police officer who put him away wants the world to know Wright's face and crimes so people will stay 'well away from him' when his sentence ends in 27 months' time

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Detective Constable James Roe said: "It's probably one of the worst domestic violence cases I've dealt with.

"After the violence and intimidating treatment [Dorian Wright] put her through - almost waterboarding her, intimidation with knives, even breaking her leg for not cooking pasta correctly - we want this story told so people can look him up and keep well away from him.

"He's a dangerous man and dangerous to women."

Wright's crimes were just a part of a nine-month campaign of emotional abuse against the victim in 2015 and 2016, which included flicking her in the lips, constant namecalling and criticising the way she dressed on a daily basis.

Detective Roe said: "It was a challenging case but we were lucky in one respect in that there were witnesses who stepped forward.

"I want to express my appreciation to the victim. She's been through a lot and she has shown incredible bravery. Anyone who has been through this should know that we will do our absolute utmost to bring cases to a positive conclusion.

"It was the first time someone in Northamptonshire has been charged with coercive and controlling behaviour [under the new laws].

"This coercive and controlling behavior charge is very useful to police. It means that several minor offences over a period of time can be lumped together to form a much more serious charge."

Wright was jailed for two years and three months for 'coercive and controlling behaviour' and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

As Wright was led down to the cells, he even dared to taunt his victim by cooing her name. But he has now been handed a restraining order preventing him from ever contacting his victim again.