Neasden man ‘first in the country’ ordered to tell police about new girlfriends

Kylle Godfrey

Kylle Godfrey - Credit: Archant

A Neasden man jailed for violently attacking his girlfriend is believed to be the first person in the country forced to tell the police if he starts a new relationship.

Kylle Godfrey, who lives on the North Circular Road, has been ordered to report to police if he is in a new relationship for more than two weeks, so that new partners can be informed of his previous violent behaviour.

The 30-year-old subjected his girl-friend to a “horrendous ordeal” lasting several days last October, Wood Green Crown Court heard.

In a sustained campaign of domestic violence he banged his victim’s head on the floor and strangled her inflicting blunt force trauma injuries to her head.

The court heard that Godfrey continued to intimidate the victim following his arrest and whilst on bail before his court appearance, he also assaulted another woman hewas in a relationship with.

Detectives from Hackney secured a criminal behaviour order on March 27 which lasts for seven years.

Under its specifications, Godfrey, who is serving three years in jail, must inform the police if he’s in a relationship for more than 14 days.

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The order also allows police to inform these partners of his previous violent behaviour to women under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

Police said they believe that this is the first time in England and Wales that such a requirement has formed part of this type of order.

DI Jane Topping, from Hackney community safety unit said: “This order gives us a new way of protecting victims of domestic abuse and prevents other women from suffering at the hands of people like

Godfrey, and helps our efforts to tackle domestic violence.

“The victim in Godfrey’s case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violence.

“She has shown incredible bravery in supporting our investigation, and I hope she feels safer now Godfrey is behind bars and will be subject to closer scrutiny.”

Godfrey admitted to two counts of actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.

He was sentenced to three years imprisonment on February 14.