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Reading Magistrates' Court: Luck runs out for violent Thatcham offender

A VIOLENT Thatcham man has been jailed for a new offence of harassment.

Rhys Haydan Lewendon-Kirkwood was already subject to a suspended sentence imposed in 2019 after being convicted of assaulting Michael Main by beating him, of causing criminal damage and of threatening to destroy property in a way he knew would endanger life.

The 25-year-old was subsequently convicted of a domestic violence offence of assaulting Zuzana Horvathova by beating her, but the suspended sentence was not activated.

Then, on Monday, April 19, he was back in the dock at Reading Magistrates' Court.

The 25-year-old, formerly of Sagecroft Road but who is currently staying at a temporary address in Parkway, Newbury, had initially denied using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause Krzystof Lubaszka harassment, alarm or distress in Thatcham on June 24 last year.

But the defendant, who has also used the alias Craig Kardashian-Lewendon, later changed his mind and pleaded guilty.

He was jailed for 16 weeks.

In addition Mr Lewendon-Kirkwood was ordered to pay a victim services surcharge of £122.

No order was made for costs.

Finally, magistrates imposed a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting Mr Lubaszka, either directly or indirectly, for two years.

Mr Lewendon-Kirkwood has subsequently lodged an appeal against the sentence.

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