TWO men from Redruth were sentenced to prison at a court in Cornwall last week. 

The offenders were among a number of defendants sentenced in courts in Cornwall between Wednesday, October 25, and Friday, November 3, 2023.

Thomas Hewer, aged 34, of Johns Park in Redruth, was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Truro Crown Court on Thursday, November 2 for actual bodily harm.

The offence took place on Thursday, September 14 in Redruth where Hewer assaulted a female victim thereby occasioning actual bodily harm. He indicated a plea of guilty when he appeared in court on Saturday, September 16. 

Falmouth Packet: Thomas HewerThomas Hewer (Image: Devon & Cornwall Police)

Darren Tann, aged 53, from Redruth, was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Truro Crown Court on Wednesday 25 October for stalking, assault and criminal damage.

The offences took place between January and June 2023 in Redruth where Tann assaulted a female victim, damaged her front door and a security camera, and sent her messages of a threatening nature, indicating that he was watching her movements. Tann also followed the victim on a number of occasions, including by turning up outside her address. 

Falmouth Packet: Darren TannDarren Tann (Image: Devon & Cornwall Police)

According to the Sentencing Council, sentences handed down for these types of offences vary depending on a number of factors such as whether the offence committed was common assault, actual bodily harm, or grievous bodily harm or wounding.

Sentences are also worked out by assessing harm and culpability, that is, whether the attack was sustained or repeated and how responsible the offender was for the assault.

The offence of stalking also comes with a maximum sentence of six months custody.