A 21-year-old Slough man has pleaded guilty to assault and other offences against a woman in her late teens whilst engaging in a coercive and controlling relationship.

Jamie Voska-Matsell, 21, of Teesdale Road in Slough appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on March 21 following a police investigation into an incident on August 25, 2023.

The incident occurred at an address in Bracknell when Voska-Matsell and his victim were visiting a friend's house.

The court heard that after becoming aggressive towards the woman in her late teens, Voska-Matsell left the address with the victim's car despite being disqualified from driving and uninsured.

When Voska-Matsell returned to the address, police said that he launched an aggressive attack on the victim, beating her while they were both in the car.

The victim disclosed that she had experienced a relationship's worth of controlling and coercive behaviour prior to this incident.

Before allowing the victim to flee, Voska-Matsell hit the car to scare her and tore off a wing mirror on the car.

Investigating officer PC Rebecca Reynolds, based at Bracknell police station, said: “Jamie Voska-Matsell was rightfully charged with a selection of offences after an incident back in August last year. 

“I am glad Voska-Matsell pleaded guilty to the offences charged of him, preventing the victim having to endure reliving a dark time in her life in front of a court.”

The offender was convicted of six different offences following his arrest and pleaded guilty to all counts.

Thames Valley Police added: “The victim has been very courageous coming forward and disclosing everything to us.  

“We will never accept violence against women on our patch and will always seek to bring offenders to justice.”