Unyime Davies appears in a matter involving the new coercive and controlling behaviour legislation

12 July 2016

Unyime Davies recently prosecuted a matter under the new coercive and controlling behaviour legislation. It was described as a 'landmark case' in press reports. The offence of coercive controlling behaviour was introduced in December last year (2015) under the Serious Crime Act 2015. Controlling behaviour is explained as a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour. Valerijs Pudovs, 49, of Deene Court, was found guilty of coercive and controlling behaviour, attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and false imprisonment at Huntingdon Crown Court. See links below for more information:

1. Peterborough today

2. BBC