Convicted Chesterfield coke dealer ducks jail time after brutally assaulting girlfriend twice
A convicted Chesterfield cocaine dealer has walked free from court after violently beating his ex-girlfriend - leaving her with black eyes, bruising and scratches.
Bradley Revell, 25, “begged” his former partner to visit him at Chesterfield Royal Hospital following a suicide attempt.
However he was enraged when - during a conversation outside the A&E department - she told him she had been seeing other men after their break-up.
Prosecutor Raglan Ashton told Derby Crown Court Revell grabbed the “terrified” woman by the neck and threw her into some bushes.
After dragging her back to her feet by her clothes and “pulling her from side to side” her hurled her back into the bushes and hit her with a sandal which came off her foot.
The incident - on November 8 - came about following the break-up of the couple’s “toxic” relationship in mid-October.
Mr Ashton described how Revell had beaten his victim on another occasion three months before the hospital incident - however he had persuaded her to lie to doctors about the cause of her injuries.
On August 9 drunken Revell returned to the couple’s home “intoxicated” with blood on his clothing - having driven home.
After his “concerned” girlfriend asked Revell questions he slapped her and threw her backwards into a fridge - then hurled her across her kitchen where she banged her head on a worktop.
After refusing to let her leave the property Revell took his ex’s phone and walked out.
However when she shouted “keep on walking fat boy” he returned - punching her to the right side of her head.
As she screamed that she needed to go to hospital Revell dragged her into a side street before leaving the scene.
The court heard how the assault did not come to light until months later because coward Revell asked his victim to tell doctors she banged her head on a radiator.
Gareth Gimson, Revell’s defence counsel, said Revell’s behaviour came about following his father’s cancer diagnosis in the late summer - which “struck him right to the core”.
He said Revell’s former girlfriend had lost his child during a failed pregnancy, adding: “He was very upset and that ultimately reached its conclusion on the day he attempted to take his own life.”
“He cannot believe he ever ended up in this position - it’s plain wrong and he knows that and he is remorseful.”
Revell, of Hagg Hill, admitted two counts of assault and cocaine possession.
Recorder William Davis described the first assault as a “sustained assault” telling Revell: “To make matters worse you thereafter suggested she say she had fallen and hit her head on a radiator.
“She did indeed do that and police were not aware as a result - all too familiar a tale where domestic violence is concerned.”
However - noting that Revell was “engaging” with a community order following his 2018 drugs conviction - the judge handed him an eight-month jail term suspended for two years.
He was also ordered to pay his victim £1,000 compensation and carry out 14 rehabilitation activity days.