Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jail Term of Bullying Boyfriend Is Cut by Judges

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jail Term of Bullying Boyfriend Is Cut by Judges

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A 'DEMANDING and controlling' bully who accused his then girlfriend of seeing other men and drove her to take an overdose has had his jail term cut by top judges.

Joshua Robert Bolland, 25, from Salford, was locked up for four years and two months at Manchester Crown Court on October 24 last year, but it has now been reduced to three years and five months.

He admitted harassment, putting his former girlfriend in fear of violence, witness intimidation, criminal damage and fraud.

Bolland, then 24, was 'heavily addicted to cocaine' and in a relationship with his victim, then 17, Lord Justice Simon told London's Appeal Court.

He moved in with her in her father's property, but the 'relationship hit difficulties', it was heard.

He was not physically violent but was 'demanding and controlling' and she was 'scared of him'. …

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